The internet has its pitchforks out after a new mother shared a disturbing image of herself breastfeeding and smoking from a bong simultaneously.
Kayla Marlowe, a young mother from Portland, Oregon, recently uploaded the concerning snap, which had Facebook commenters in an uproar.
In the photo, Kayla is seen cradling a tiny baby who is drinking from her right breast as her friend lights a bong for her to smoke.
‘Needed a safe place to share this beautiful picture,’ she wrote, posting the image on the page of a cannabis parenting support group group on Facebook called CannaParentingSupport.V.420.
Kayla is seen leaning over her bald newborn, her mouth at the top of a purple bong, presumably to smoke marijuana, as her friend Krystal Rose Shillingford-Holm lights it for her.
After the image was posted, Kayla actually received some support from like-minded parents.
One man reportedly compared Kayla’s actions to someone drinking beer while feeding their kid, while others said they did the same.
A woman named Sierra Cox approved, writing: ‘Love it!! My boyfriend would do this for me when I breastfed and of course you have to do the lean-over so you don’t bump their head or light their little hairs on fire.
Several other commenters, however, criticized Kayla, questioning her parenting skills and how she was damaging her child’s health.
Many called her names, with the criticism growing so much that both she and her friend appear to have deleted their profiles.
‘Nursing while getting stoned, you are trailer park rejects. Pure trash,’ wrote a man name Joseph.
‘I’m more liberal than conservative, and I support responsible legalization, but this is f***ing ridiculous! If you want to smoke, do so when kids aren’t in your care. For f***’s sake, what a dumb c***,’ wrote a woman named Sarah.
‘I’m no doctor but I’m pretty sure a newborn child breathing anything besides air is probably bad,’ man named Richard, who added that he isn’t anti-marijuana but thinks people would have much more negative things to say about a mother smoking a cigarette while breastfeeding.
Smoking and consuming marijuana is legal in Oregon, where Kayla lives. However, most experts agree that children should not be exposed to the drug.
Original Article Source: Mail Online