Queensland

‘Disgusting’: Dad shamed for feeding baby


Damien and Melissa Leeson with their seven-week-old baby girl Harpah.

PEOPLE are outraged over the public shaming of Queensland dad Damien Leeson, who was called “disgusting” for taking his seven-week-old baby into a parents’ room at a Mackay shopping centre on Sunday.

The Daily Mercury reports Mr Leeson was feeding his newborn daughter Harpah when a woman walked into the room in Caneland Central with her son and said “that’s disgusting to see a full-grown man in a parents’ room with a little girl” and that Mr Leeson was a “dirty old (expletive)”.

Members of the public have come out strongly in support of Mr Leeson, saying they can’t believe the new dad could be treated in such a way by another parent.

Amy Marks told The Daily Mercury today he should have been rewarded for his efforts and proud to be such an involved father.

“Good on him for actually giving a hand to his wife and not being afraid to touch a dirty nappy or help out with the feeding; most wives would …

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/babies/dad-shamed-for-taking-baby-into-mackay-shopping-centre-parents-room/news-story/02e22f3df7be275f74825feb63302cc6

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