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A mum fed her daughter peanut butter in a supermarket and it's dividing the internet

Feeding kids on the go is something we've all done. Whether you're in the car, at the park or at the supermarket, if a kid gets hungry to the point of crying a quick and healthy snack is the best way to keep them happy and yourself sane. 

But not for one mum, who has been dividing the Internet over her choice of snack for her daughter. 

Doing her weekly grocery shopping, the mum explains that her 4-year-old daughter was sitting in the cart,  eating a peanut butter and jam sandwich. That was until, a complete stranger came up to her and harangued her for exposing peanuts in public. 

"Has it become unacceptable to eat peanut butter in public?" she asked on the public forum, UrbanBaby. "[Daughter] was eating a PB&J at a store today, and a woman stopped me to lecture me about peanut allergies." 

Expecting a level discussion and maybe some advice, she was instead met with a barrage of extreme opinions and mummy-shaming. 

Several posters were of the opinion that the woman was completely right to lecture the mum due to the severity of peanut allergies. 

"You feed your child in a shopping cart? That is disgusting! Your problem is much bigger than the peanut butter!"

"That's really inconsiderate So many kids have life threatening allergies to peanut butter. Eating it in a shopping cart GUARANTEES it will be smeared on the handle, etc. Its really awful you would do this. Sorry, but imagine if it were your child with the allergy." 

"That's actually kind of lousy of you. You are aware that kids with peanut allergies exist in the world, so it's kind of a [bad] move to let your kid smear peanut butter all over the child seat of a public cart."

While there were plenty of parents ready to drag the unnamed mum for her choices, few defended her. Several pointed out that it was not her responsibility to worry about other's allergies over her own child's hunger.

"Some of these turkeys have too much time on there hands to whine over some little girl eating a PB&J sandwich. Maybe she was hungry, the mother took care of her and also went the extra step by making sure she was clean and she also wiped the cart down. Thank you for being a Great Mother."

"As an allergy mom whose kids had 9 anaphylactic allergies, I agree!! No one should have to watch what they eat because of my kid's allergies."

"It's really awful that you're deluded enough to think the rest of the world is responsible for your child. If my child had allergies I would wipe down the cart before I put her in it and not expect the rest of the world to bend over backwards."

What do you think mums? Is it okay to feed your kids peanut butter in public or is it inconsiderate to those with allergies? 

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