Study: New mothers criticized most by those closest to them

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Study: New mothers criticized most by those closest to them. Alicia Vitarelli reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m. on June 22, 2017. (WPVI)

Most moms can agree there's no shortage of "mommy shamers" out there, but a new study shows that, sadly, the worst offenders aren't trolling us on social media or the neighborhood playground.

They're in our inner circles.

A new study from the University of Michigan found that nearly two thirds of new mothers feel they're being shamed.

They also found that most of the criticism comes from your own parents, your in-laws or even your partner.

Mothers involved in the study say they feel most judged on the way they discipline their child, followed by the baby's diet and whether they chose to breastfeed.

What do you think? Are those closest to us the most candid and less filtered? Does judgement from people we love hurt more?

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