It was a post which was intended to show gratitude for what her body was capable of and love for her son.
As well as praise, though, mum Riona O'Connor's tribute to her son and their joint breastfeeding journey also attracted harsh words.
Comedian and writer Riona, 38, from Kerry, Ireland, took to her Facebook page to post her heartfelt birthday tribute to her four-year-old.
"He's four today. I'm so in love with and proud of everything he is. I'm so proud of what he's made me become.
"I never thought that when the midwife first laid him on my breast that I would still be doing this for years later.
"If you know me you know my
"So thank you
She accompanied it with a sweet image of her smiling while she nursed her son outside a cafe.
Riona's honesty was praised by many of her followers, and she was also thanked for helping to
One mum wrote: "I still remember days of hiding breastfeeding my just shy of 3
But, because this is social media/the internet, there were those who decided to rain on her parade.
"Let me just say this I am 55 years old and have vivid memories from the ages of 3 and 4, I definitely would not want to be able to remember nursing my
"Here's a good rule of thumb for discontinuing
The women had something to say too, with one adding: "Breastfeeding is natural and beautiful, but I hate when mums extend it until the kid is old enough to eat a steak.
"That's sick. A kid needs to grow and cut the cord. They can't be babies forever."
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"There comes a time in a child’s life that even the bottle and pacifier need to be taken away. I am all for breastfeeding but I do think there is a
"If you want him to drink breast milk
"I kind of feel bad for this kid because he is going to have some major issues growing up. And unrealistic expectations of women."
She then sort-of contradicted herself, finishing off with:
"That being said it’s no
"I am in no way saying you are a bad mom but those would be my concerns. Happy birthday to your kiddo".
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