Grace Mongey has opened up about the backlash she received recently, after nasty comments were made about her decisions as a new mother.
Speaking to Goss.ie at the Water Wipes coffee morning for the National Maternity Hospital Foundation’s World Prematurity Awareness Day, the brunette told how the negative comments affected her.
After a night out to celebrate a friend’s wedding, the Dubliner woke up the next morning and revealed she had pumped the most milk since she gave birth – but some were quick to judge, and said that she shouldn’t give the milk to her daughter, Sienna.
“A few people came out of the woodworks once they heard a few negative comments,” she said.
Backlash: Grace received negative comments online after sharing a Snapchat about her breast milk | INSTAGRAM
While Grace admitted that she’s generally not too bothered about receiving hate, when it comes to her daughter – she’s VERY protective.
“Sometimes it might just be little small things that I say or do,” she told Goss.ie about receiving negative comments.
“It wasn’t even that big of backlash but a few people came out of the woodworks once they heard a few negative comments.
“I don’t generally get negativity which is really good. But, especially when it’s about [Sienna] or what I’m doing with her, I take it to heart.”
Negativity: The blogger isn’t used to getting hate online | PATRICK O’LEARY
The mother-of-one shared a post about the negative feedback on her blog, and told how she prefers writing about ‘real life’ things.
“I wrote a post the other day and it had the most ever reach I’ve ever had. Over 120,000 views. I was delighted with life. I literally wrote it at 7.30 in the morning after a feed.
“It’s different than writing about a lipstick or a pair of boots. It’s something I do feel really passionate about and it’s something that just a lot of people are more interested in.
“It’s real life, it’s not the materialistic side of my blog. I think that’s why people are interested in it,” she added.
Grace was speaking at the NMH’s coffee morning for Prematurity Awareness Month.
If you wish to donate, text UNIT8 to 50300 to donate €4 to the NMH foundation and you can find out more information on their website.