Beckham hits back at criticism of daughter's dummy

David Beckham with his daughter Harper and son Brooklyn at a presentation of Victoria Beckham's winter collection earlier this year Credit: Reuters

Former England captain David Beckham has publicly hit back at criticism after his daughter Harper, four, was photographed using a dummy.

NHS guidelines say parents should avoid allowing their children to use dummies after 12 months.

Beckham hit out at an article in the Daily Mail that warned his daughter may have speech or dental issues, as she is using the pacifier after the recommended age.

David Beckham said people have Credit: Instagram

On Instagram, Beckham said: "Why do people feel they have the right to criticize a parent about their own children without having any facts?"

His Instagram post was liked 176,000 times and he received almost 6,000 comments in support from his followers.