The recent viral video of a new mom calling out her mother-in-law for feeding her two-week-old baby pineapple has sparked a heated debate online. While the mother expressed genuine concern for her baby’s well-being, many Nigerians feel that airing such family matters on social media is inappropriate.
Feeding a newborn anything other than breast milk or formula can be risky, as their digestive systems are still developing and may not be able to handle solid foods like pineapple. The mother’s instinct to protect her child is commendable, but the decision to publicly shame her mother-in-law has raised eyebrows.
In Nigerian culture, family is highly valued, and airing family disputes online can be seen as disrespectful and shameful. Instead of resorting to social media, many believe that such matters should be resolved privately within the family. (Video)
Ultimately, while the mother’s concern for her baby’s health is understandable, the manner in which she chose to address the issue has ignited a broader conversation about the appropriate way to handle family disputes in the age of social media.