Retail worker is slammed after complaining about a female colleague who breastfeeds her baby in the lunch room at work
- A man has complained about his colleague for breastfeeding in the lunch room
- He described how the situation at work has made him feel very uncomfortable
- Said his fellow male and female colleagues were also not impressed with mother
- The man moaned about having to listen but the baby was covered with a blanket
A retail worker has been slammed online after he complained about a female colleague for breastfeeding her baby in the lunch room every day.
The confession, which was uploaded to Reddit, has sparked outrage towards the man, who said he even considered ‘taking the issue to management’.
‘There have always been movements for empowering women to be comfortable with their bodies, and I am all for that. I don’t mind women publicly breastfeeding,’ the man said.
However, the man then went on to contradict himself as he described how the situation at work has made him feel very uncomfortable.
A retail worker has been slammed online after he complained about a female colleague for breastfeeding her child in the lunch room every day (stock image)
The female colleague – who he thought was aged in her late 20s – has a daily routine with her husband who would bring their infant into the break room to be fed.
‘He hands her a massive pillow to rest her back on, and she throws a small blanket over her (the child’s) head so that she can feed the child.
‘She feeds the kid for about five minutes, hands the kid back off to the father, and then will typically try again after a few minutes or she will just take the kid while the father eats.’
The man said he didn’t understand why she couldn’t just use the conference room to nurse her child because she was already using the space to express her milk with a pump so her colleagues wouldn’t have to see or hear it.
‘If it were just me being uncomfortable, I wouldn’t want to bring it up with management… however, after speaking with quite a few people (pretty evenly split between males and females), they also said that it made them uncomfortable,’ he said.
‘There are times where you can hear the child attempting to latch and you can hear the suckling on the skin, and you can hear the child whimper and cry.’
It wasn’t long before the retail worker found himself confronted with a barrage of criticism who branded him ‘selfish’ and ‘immature’.
‘She covers up with a blanket and you are still uncomfortable? You gossip with your co-workers about it? What an a**,’ one said.
‘Babies need to eat multiple times a day. Every day. Breastfeeding is natural and the best option for both the baby and mother.’
‘She’s breastfeeding her child not stripping off or putting on a show, this isn’t a women’s empowerment thing. It’s a mother feeding her child,’ another said.
While another said simply: ‘Why don’t you go to the conference room?’
Although some of the criticism turned ugly, the retail worker admitted he saw some good points in people’s arguments.
‘Alright I hear y’all. I could’ve done without some of the harsh words… but the point got across,’ he said.