Internet Backs Woman Who Butted Into Another Couple's Dinner, Defended Breastfeeding Mom

According to the CDC, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) "recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for about the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding while introducing appropriate complementary foods for 1 year or longer." One Redditor interrupted a stranger's breastfeeding debate to make this very point.

"I went out to eat with my (34f) bf (35m) and two other couples. For context I am a mother to a 5yr old (not my bf child)," the user who goes by Dazzling-Ruin6979 wrote on Reddit's "Am I the A**hole (AITA)" forum. "So two tables away was a new parent couple & what I can only assume was the guys parents."

She went on to explain that the baby with that couple "had been crying for about 15 min now all while the father or no one else for that matter is offering her any help or a break so she can have at least a bite of her food that's been sitting there cold for about 30 min."

The woman said she wanted to take the baby long enough for the mother to eat.

"This is where I might I have been an a**hole: baby's crying (again no one paying attention) and she goes to comfort baby and breastfeed. Well ALL of a sudden she's the center of attention! Baby father says what are you doing? That's disgusting go to a stall in the bathroom!" she said.

The woman said she "lost it," as her boyfriend tried to calm her down but she didn't listen.

"I got up from my table walked over and told him if he found it so disgusting why doesn't he go eat his sandwich on the the toilet. I said she has been struggling, hasn't had a bite to eat all while the 3 of you sit there enjoying yourselves and letting her drown," she said.

"And then I said loud enough that the tables around could hear that anyone who is offended by a woman breastfeeding needs to get checked because breasts weren't made for men to suck on for pleasure they were made for feeding and that's exactly what she's doing."

The woman concluded by saying, "no one said anything but she also didn't go to the bathroom and finished feeding her baby who calmed down and she was able to eat. My bf is upset I caused a scene in front of some of his friends and everyone really at the restaurant but I just couldn't sit back watch, and say nothing."

Now she wants to know, is she Reddit's A**hole?

New mother and baby
A mother breast feeds her new born baby girl while working on computers at home. Tim Clayton - Corbis/Getty Images

"NTA - You waited, assessed the situation and responded accordingly. I think if anything, the fact that she continued to feed her child proved just how thankful she was for you blowing up on them," ReviewThisPost said.

YeetusDeletus-Feetus agreed. "NTA and good for you for standing up for that poor lady. there needs to be more people like you in the world."

"NTA. Your bf is, however. If he is more worried about "causing a scene" than sitting there and watching this poor woman struggle and get berated for feeding her baby, then he ought to be checked as well. God forbid you were ever in a situation where you are struggling, would he rather you struggle than somebody defend you? You rock, OP. There is a good amount of AHs in this story, but you are not one of them," anchovie_macncheese wrote.

"NTA and I think you're amazing. No it wasn't any of your business, but it's important to stand up for people. It says a lot about your character. Good for you!" PookieMonster21 said.

The post garnered more than 14,000 upvotes and 1300 comments at the time of this article.