A disgruntled punter’s rant about a woman breastfeeding in a pub on Mother’s Day spectacularly backfired when hundreds of mums came to her defence.
Sheldon Sparks went for a drink in his local boozer and was stunned to see a newborn having his lunch at his mum’s breast.
He took to social media to vent his frustration and posted a long rant on the Facebook page BS3 Connect.
But the mothers in his neighbourhood were not best pleased – and they told him as much.
More than 300 comments of incredulity and outrage rained down on Mr Sparks within just a couple of hours – including many from irate men, too – before he deleted the post, the Bristol Post reports.
Mr Sparks’ original post, screen-shotted in disbelief by people outraged by his rant, did admit he may be “old fashioned” but still said he thought it was “a shame” that babies are so often taken to busy pubs.
“When is it acceptable to take a five-week old baby to one of the busiest pubs in North Street, then have two large glasses of wine, and then think it is appropriate to flop a breast out in the middle of a very busy pub and so say feed it,” wrote Mr Sparks.
“Unfortunately I really don’t think there would be much milk it would be receiving, more like 14 per cent Pinot Grigio,” he added, asking whether a park would be a better place for a young mum celebrating Mother’s Day.
“I may be old fashioned, but do new born babies really need to be introduced to pubs at such an early age.
“It’s such a shame that parents nowadays think that it’s acceptable to take babies and children to pubs…maybe unaware of local green spaces like South Street Playing Fields or Greville Smyth Park even exist.
“You never know if they ventured to one of those places they may at least be able to interact with other children, and parents with other children of a similar age, and maybe get a bit of fresh air, and actually (God forbid) interact with their own child, that they have brought into this world, instead of chucking it a pram (sic) and parading around the local pubs and cafes within the area,” he added.