New mum baffled by neighbour’s demands after she breastfeeds son in the garden

The couple had previously asked the woman, while pregnant, to move inside after spotting her sunbathing, and recently took her to task after spotting her breastfeeding

As a new mum, getting into the swing of breastfeeding is not easy.

And when your child needs feeding, you have to figure out a way to make it work.

But when you’re at home, its easy – with a cast-iron guarantee of privacy. Or so you’d think.

One woman was left fuming recently after her neighbour complained that they could see her breastfeeding.

The couple has also previously had issues with the new mum, after she sunbathed while pregnant in her (private) garden.








The neighbours asked the mum to move from their eyeline
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Taking to Reddit, the woman asked if she was in the wrong for ignoring her neighbour’s complaints – and received a concrete ‘no’ in response.

The woman has been living with her husband in her home for five years, and a new couple named Paul and Anna moved in next door when she was two months pregnant.

Straightaway, they had issues after they spotted her sunabthing in her private garden from the second floor of their home.

Paul initially complained it made them “uncomfortable” and later revealed that they have fertility issues.

The situation has have steadily got worse since their son is born, with the couple once complaining that they could “see him” from their balcony.





“Today, my husband and I were grilling some meat in the backyard. The baby was hungry so I started to breastfeed,” wrote the woman.

“When I looked at their house Ana was on the balcony, she went in and a few minutes later Paul was at our door again. I gave my son to my husband and I answered the door.

“Paul went off on me for breastfeeding in public (again my fenced yard) and being inconsiderate.

“When he finished I told him to leave us alone, don’t knock on my door again, and if his wife is so upset over seeing a baby she needs therapy and not him harassing my family.

“And I will do everything I want in my own home. At the time I felt justified but I was venting with my mum and she told me I was wrong, and I couldn’t understand because I never suffered from infertility and I need to apologise.”




Lots of people didn’t agree with her mum, and argued that it was the neighbours acting badly.

One wrote: “This isn’t your problem, it sucks for them but are you really gonna stop being a mum at certain view points cause they can’t have a baby. She needs to stop looking at your home that’s it and that’s all.”

“I will say though her behaviour is really concerning and just reading about how she watches you made me uncomfortable. I would keep my guard up around her because she doesn’t seem like a stable person,” added another.

A third commented: “This is entirely a them problem, not a you problem.”

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