UK: Mom told to breast-feed baby in bathroom to avoid offending other cultures

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This happened some days ago, but I’m sure not all people have known about it.

The nursing mom was ordered not to breastfeed her baby in public because she was in a “multicultural building,” says Emma Mitchell, 32.

She told the British newspaper The Daily Mail, that she was about to feed 19-week-old son Aaron when a receptionist at a town hall warned her to stop.

“Last night Mrs. Mitchell condemned council staff,” reported the newspaper, “saying it was time people recognized the law which allows nursing mothers to breastfeed in public.”

“It was just awful. I felt humiliated, intimidated and guilty through the whole thing,” Mrs. Mitchell told a reporter. “What I was doing was one of the most natural things a mother can do. You hear everywhere that breast is best for your baby, so why wouldn’t I be allowed to do that?”

The incident occurred when she was in the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in the Oldham Civic Centre, asking about hiring a babysitter.

via Daily Mail: Mom told to breast-feed baby in bathroom to avoid offending other cultures – Beliefnet News.

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