Helen Flanagan was mum-shamed for breastfeeding in a coffee shop

Mail Online | 9/3/2018 | Ellie Phillips For Mailonline
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Mother-of-two Helen Flanagan has blasted onlookers who mum-shamed her while she was discreetly feeding baby daughter, Delilah Ruby while in a coffee shop.

Talking to MailOnline, the Coronation Street actress, 28, explained: 'When Delilah was a few weeks old, I was in Starbucks and tried to find a discreet place to breastfeed.

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'A couple sat down at a table opposite me and were just staring at me like what I was doing was disgusting, like it the most awful thing they'd ever seen, when it's actually the most natural thing in the world.

The actress is usually praised by her loyal fans for her honest approach to motherhood, especially as she often posts breastfeeding pictures on Instagram in a bid to normalise the natural act.

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She said: 'I love being able to use my social media to be honest about my experiences and to help to give other women the confidence to breastfeed whenever they need to, wherever they are.

'I really love it when I get messages from women saying "Thank you for your positivity", and telling me how helpful they find it, especially when they're having a bad day. It really makes it worthwhile.'

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Helen recently teamed up with brand Lansinoh UK to become a 'Feed with Confidence Ambassador' to promote breastfeeding in public places.

She said: 'I really do think that the more you breastfeed in public, the more you get comfortable doing it.

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'Feed with Confidence brought the actress on board to raise awareness and support breastfeeding...
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