“What has the world come to that a mother has to stand up on a moving train breastfeeding a wriggling and writhing 6-month-old, 20 pound baby?!”
That’s what Kate Hitchens of the Hitchens’ Kitchen blog wanted to know when she boarded a train and there were no available seats. Left with no other option, the mother had to hold her baby and breastfeed while standing on a crowded train during her half hour journey.
After the incident, she turned to Instagram to share her disappointment in her fellow commuters.
“The point here isn’t just that I found it difficult because I was nursing (although that was bloody difficult!), but that not one person offered a mother carrying a small child a seat for around half an hour, or three stops!”
While Hitchens was originally offered a seat by one “lovely” woman, another passenger rudely swept in before the mother even had a chance to sit down.
“One lady looked up from her book and immediately offered me her seat, another lady then sat in it and when the lovely lady said, ‘Oh excuse me I actually gave up my seat so this lady with a baby could sit down,’ the sitting lady shrugged, plugged her earphones in and closed her eyes,” she recounts.
“I like to think that…
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