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Mother who breastfed her baby in the library is left feeling 'touched and privileged' after receiving a thank you card from a stranger who said 'credit goes to women like you'

  • Marcelle Streeter, from Canberra, was at a library when she breastfed her son
  • Was approached by a fellow mother who thanked her and gave her a car
  • 'May future mothers never have to search for a secluded corner,' card said
  • Marcelle said she felt 'simply honoured, proud yet touched and privileged'

A mother from Canberra has spoken of the moment she received a touching thank you card from a stranger for breastfeeding in public.

Mother-of-four Marcelle Streeter was at Gungahlin Library at a children's science show, when she started feeding her son, Xzaviier.

As she did so, a woman handed her a card and said 'I just want to thank you' before walking away.

Mother-of-four Marcelle Streeter (pictured) has spoken of the moment she received a touching thank you card from a stranger for breastfeeding in public

Mother-of-four Marcelle Streeter (pictured) has spoken of the moment she received a touching thank you card from a stranger for breastfeeding in public

Marcelle was handed this heartwarming note as she breastfed her son

Marcelle was handed this heartwarming note as she breastfed her son

On closer inspection, Marcelle found the card was a beautiful thank you note.

'Thank you for breastfeeding your child in public.

'May future mothers never have to search for a secluded corner, change room or toilet to nourish their babies,' the card read.

'Breastfeeding is becoming the norm and the credit goes to women like you! From one mother to another.'

Marcelle was overwhelmed by the touching gesture.

'I felt simply honoured, proud yet touched and privileged to have received such a card,' the mother told Daily Mail Australia.

'I was taken back at the time, just blown away I love feeding Xzaviier and don't understand why breastfeeding can make people feel so uncomfortable,' Marcelle told Daily Mail Australia

'I was taken back at the time, just blown away I love feeding Xzaviier and don't understand why breastfeeding can make people feel so uncomfortable,' Marcelle told Daily Mail Australia

'I am totally blessed with the ability to breastfeed my children. So beautiful this simple act of kindness.

'I know it is something some mothers do not get to experience and often we over look it.

'I was taken back at the time, just blown away I love feeding Xzaviier and don't understand why breastfeeding can make people feel so uncomfortable.'

Cards like the one received by Marcelle, can be purchased via a website called Breastfeeders in Australia.

On the site, other mothers have shared how positive comments about breastfeeding made their day.

Marcelle said she is 'totally blessed' with the ability to breastfeed her children and called the act of kindness 'so beautiful'

Marcelle said she is 'totally blessed' with the ability to breastfeed her children and called the act of kindness 'so beautiful'

'A friend and I were feeding in a cafe last week and we had an elderly lady with her daughter and granddaughter on a table next to us. The daughter said to us it was beautiful to see us breastfeeding our babies,' one mother, Bree, wrote.

'The grandmother commented how lovely it was. That when she breastfed she had to feed her children in the toilet when out. She said she was so glad women could feed their babies everywhere now, because so they should.

'Was a lovely feeling having a positive comment, as we do hear a lot of negative experiences. Also a great feeling seeing a smile on the elderly woman s face, like she was reminiscing her own times breastfeeding,' she added.

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