Breastfeeding Mum: Stranger Offered To Help Cut My Breakkie

2 June 2016
Breastfeeding Mum Helped By Kindly Stranger

Oh, I do love a heartwarming story about the lengths strangers go to in order to offer support and understanding to new mums. But this is the best I've heard in ages.

The Daily Mail reports:

Briar Lusia Mcqueen from New Zealand's Mount Maunganui was breastfeeding her eight-week-old son, her breakfast left sitting in front of her, when she was approached by an older lady. But rather that tell her to cover up, the woman sat down and started cutting up Ms Mcqueen's food so she could eat it before it went cold.

The new mum wrote on her Facebook profile:

"Just wanted to share this really sweet moment I had this morning. Today was the first time I went out for breakfast alone with my 8 week old son, I had just received my breakfast and hot chocolate when Jaxon started crying wanting his booby so of course I fed him, after a few minutes this older lady walked up to me, I was scared, thinking she was gonna tell me to put my boob away, instead she starts cutting up my breakfast for me and said "what a good mama you are, we can't have your food getting cold can we". I honestly could have cried - loveliest lady EVER!! #LoveWhatMatters"

Brilliant, eh?

So tell us, what's the best thing a stranger's ever done for you when you've been juggling life and a baby?

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TOPICS:   Parenting Tips


  • Lauren M.

    When I was feeding my baby once at Center parcs cafe rough and my food came out and the waitress noticed and offered to put my food under the hot plate for me which was nice of her

  • Rebecca P.

    Had my hands full today in a cafe and left my coffee at the counter a lovely old man came over gave me my coffee went off got me a spoon an sugar he was such a gentleman x

  • Carrie G.

    Simple but so amazing as a mom out on your own, is when people offer to help you with the pushchair up/down stairs. So helpful and makes it much easier.

  • Vicky S.

    Yes! A lovely lady once cut up my food for me in Debenhams cafe when I was breastfeeding. It felt weird but it was very kind.

  • Lou P.

    Love this! :heart_eyes: and why the hell not?? Come on peeps, share the love. We all been there x

  • Eileen C.

    Always try to help! I'm disabled and have my own problems. But I always ask or my partner, offers above me if it's something I'm not capable. We in a pub when an obviously new mum and hubby wer trying to have there food. Baby only needed a hug and calming. Even though we had our under 1yr g'son with us, we still asked. My partner, held and rocked her to sleep, all whilst in site of her parents. Just the quiet eased mum enough to enjoy her food.

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