Below Deck Sailing Yacht star Alli Dore has slammed the ‘really sick’ trolls who have made cruel comments about her premature newborn baby’s feeding tube.
The 32-year-old Australia native and her boyfriend, Benny Thompson, welcomed a baby boy named River George on August 26, but the newborn was born prematurely and had to spend several weeks in the NICU.
During that time, Dore shared several photos of her bundle of joy, who required a feeding tube through his nose while he was hospitalized — and apparently, some very cruel commenters had nasty things to say about the medical device.
Mama bear: Below Deck Sailing Yacht star Alli Dore has slammed the ‘really sick’ trolls who have made cruel comments about her premature newborn baby’s feeding tube
Little guy: The 32-year-old Australia native welcomed a baby boy named River George on August 26, but the newborn was born prematurely and had to spend several weeks in the NICU
Hitting back: When ‘really sick people’ trolled her baby for his tubes, she wrote: ‘When will this type of behaviour be made a law?’
‘Really sick that people will still troll a newborn baby of photos in hospital. I don’t care what is said about me but multiple people making fun of my baby’s tubes, are there no limits?’ she wrote in an Instagram story slide on Wednesday, according to People.
‘When will this type of behavior be made a law? Bullying and verbal assault on the internet is still verbal assault.
‘I’m certainly not the first person who has thought this and sadly will not be the last. Time for some change!’
The negative comments appear to have been deleted, and fortunately, the vast majority of comments on Dore’s posts are positive.
Dore has been documenting the early days of her son’s life since he arrived ‘a little prematurely but is doing better every day.’
Yay! Earlier this month, she shared a snap of him in a moment without a tube. On Wednesday, she revealed that the tubes were gone and he was coming home
New addition: Dore has been documenting the early days of her son’s life since he arrived ‘a little prematurely but is doing better every day’
‘We are so proud of our strong little man,’ she wrote on Instagram, announcing his birth last month.
‘The last couple of weeks we faced challenges I never thought we’d have to it’s been really emotional but also the most special time in our lives because we have River at the end of it all.
‘I’m so grateful to have @bennithompson by my side because I couldn’t have done this without him. Proud of our little family and counting the days until River gets to come home.’
On September 2, she wrote that she was ‘absolutely smitten by this little fighter’ as she shared a snap of ‘a moment without any tubes and wires’ in which ‘he looks so serene.’
This Wednesday, she also announced that the tubes were coming out, and her baby boy was coming home.
‘We are so proud of our strong little man,’ she wrote on Instagram, announcing his birth last month
‘We are incredibly thankful to all the NICU and SCN nurses at the Royal Womens and Sandringham hospitals,’ she wrote
‘All our hard work paid off and the last of his tubes are gone, which means HOME TIME! So proud of my little fighter!’ she wrote.
‘We are incredibly thankful to all the NICU and SCN nurses at the Royal Womens and Sandringham hospitals. Leaving River every night was so hard but knowing he was in such capable and caring hands made it a manageable experience,’ she went on
‘The last 3 weeks was an emotional roller coaster but I do want to say I have so much respect and understanding now for anyone who has been on this journey or is currently doing it, because it is the most challenging way to begin as a parent.
‘I never knew until we had to do this ourselves so just want to acknowledge those warrior women and men, especially being NICU Awareness month.’
She and her boyfriend, Benny Thompson, announced that they were expecting earlier this year
Dore had shared details about her pregnancy on the Unpopular podcast in June.
The reality star admitted at the time that she’d been on birth control when she became pregnant, taking a budget pill she purchased in Spain that had concerned Ben right off the bat.
She also admitted that she made the mistake of not taking the pill at the same time each day, which led to her surprise pregnancy.
‘I’m a bit slack…’ she said with a laugh. ‘I think you get a bit comfortable when you’re in a relationship.’
She added: ‘My only form of contraception was relying on the pill. I would always try to take it as soon as I would wake up, but sometimes it wouldn’t be until later in the day.
‘I didn’t realize that was such a sensitive thing. Now I’ve learned!’