By Angela Epstein journalist, broadcaster and social commentator.

Is it really so terrible, as a mother of four who breast fed her own children, to dare come out and say that I don`t like seeing women being indiscreet when they nurse their children in public?

Apparently so. For after writing about this in my latest piece for the Daily Mail…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2584615/Angela-Epstein-Women-public-breast-feeding-offensive-But-scared-bullying-sisterhood-admit-it.html

the tweeting breastapo have been after me in force – as well as screeching at anyone who dares to agree with me.

Yes, breastfeeding is wonderful if you can do it. And yes, it`s awful to be out with a howling baby who wants its elevenses NOW. But that doesn`t mean you have to abandon all consideration for those around you.

The problem  is that   because `breast is best` and natural, any woman  who expresses concern about those who do  it any way and at any time,  is bullied and belittled.

Is this what the so-called solidarity and sisterhood amongst women is really about?

As a woman who enjoyed breastfeeding her children, I am still entitled to say that nursing mothers need to be sensitive and discreet. It`s not a criminal offence to have an opinion . Nor do I need to change my twitter handle to Angela Epstein, journalist, broadcaster, social commentator and former breastfeeding mother.

So quit the bullying, sisters – because giving breastfeeding a militant voice isn`t going to help anyone in this debate.