Gaz Beadle and his girlfriend Emma McVey have been heavily criticised on social media after appearing to feed their baby formula only a few days after he was born.
The young couple announced the lovely news of the birth of their first child earlier this week, and the doting dad later took to Instagram to post an adorable picture of him and his son, where he’s seen feeding his baby with a bottle.
However, many of the Geordie Shore star’s fans weren’t happy with the snap, and started trolling the new parents on the comments section, which forced Gaz to disable that function on the picture.
The extreme measure didn’t stop fans from debating the parents’ decision though, and they started discussing the same topic under other snaps.
One wrote: ‘Breast is best and any midwife will tell you that especially the much older midwives, I hope your misso ends up breastfeeding, it’s a beautiful bonding experience just make her cover up’.
Another also said: ‘Your little one is so small and already on formula? Is that why there’s no comments allowed on the picture you are feeding him ? So sad to deprive a child of what is best for them out of convenience’.
Not everyone was slamming the couple however, with some defending their decision and pointing out that there could be a number of reasons behind it.
‘It must be cool to know them personally and know why the baby is being formula feed. Tell me, is mum producing enough milk? Has she been easily been able to attach the baby to breast feed easily, is the mother ok enough to nurse her own baby? Perhaps they’re mix feeding and it gives a chance for Dad to feed and bond with his baby. A fed baby is what’s best for any baby’, one wrote.
Another commented: ‘erm sorry who are you to tell them what’s best for their baby!! My baby was formula feed from day 1! There might be reason to why there baby has to be formula fed or they may just choose to do it that way either way it’s none off your business!! They’re his parents and will be bring him the way want to they know what’s best for THEIR baby got nothing to do with any else one!!!’