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Helen Flanagan blasts gawping strangers who looked disgusted as she breastfed her daughter in a coffee shop

Picture: @hjgflanagan Helen Flanagan blasts disgusted' onlookers who 'mum-shamed' her while breastfeeding in a coffee shop
Helen is promoting positivity around public breasfeeding (Picture: @hjgflanagan)

Helen Flanagan has spoken out against mummy-shamers who stopped and stared at her breastfeeding her baby daughter in a coffee shop.

The Coronation Street star, who is mum to two daughters Matilda, 3, and baby Delilah Ruby, revealed that she was gawped at by strangers as she attempted to discreetly feed her daughter.

She told the Daily Mail: 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 theyd ever seen, when its actually the most natural thing in the world.

Helen has been praised online for her open and honest discussion about feeding her young children, and admitted that she felt the overwhelmingly positive messages she receives makes it worthwhile.

Picture: @hjgflanagan Helen Flanagan blasts disgusted' onlookers who 'mum-shamed' her while breastfeeding in a coffee shop
The new mum was discreetly feeding her child when strangers tried to shame her (Picture: @hjgflanagan)

She has shared photos of her publicly breastfeeding in a bid to help demolish the stigma surrounding the subject, and has become a Feed With Confidence ambassador with brand Lansinoh UK in a bid to help shut it down.

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Since giving birth to Delilah in June, Helen has been open and honest about her struggles as a mum of two, and recently explained that her most recent birth was a difficult one.

Picture: Delilah Ruby Helen Flanagan blasts disgusted' onlookers who 'mum-shamed' her while breastfeeding in a coffee shop
Helen has since launched a maternity range thats sexy and practical for new mums (Picture: Delilah Ruby)

Despite posting a photo of her smiling in her birthing pool shortly after the little girls birth, she recently revealed to OK! that she felt like she was going to explode during her painful labour.

She shared: Luckily, my labour went really well although it was much more painful than my first birth. At points I felt like I was about to explode because the contractions were so intense!

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Over the next year she plans to focus on her wedding to footballer boyfriend and baby daddy Scott Sinclair, who shes been with for the past ten years.

In the meantime, in honour of her newborn daughter, Helen has released a designer maternity lingerie range, in a bid to be both sexy and practical.

Helens new maternity range is available at http://www.delilahruby.co.uk.

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