FIRST, here’s the law across the pond: “A recent law protects the rights of breastfeeding mothers, who cannot be discriminated against in public by being asked to leave cafes, shops or public transport.
Guidance on the NHS England website tells parents: ‘You shouldn’t ever be made to feel uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public.’
‘In fact, the Equality Act 2010 has made it illegal for anyone to ask a breastfeeding woman to leave a public place, such as a cafe, shop or public transport.'”
The breastfeeding mom didn’t take kindly that the other woman who told her to quit serving lunch to her infant right there in the park. So, get a load of what offended mom did via this post on Facebook describing the incident:
“The post states: ‘To the lady in Dartford park who thought it was appropriate to breastfeed her baby whist my child and very easily distracted husband sat nearby.
‘I don’t think it was necessary for you to react the way you did just because I asked you to go somewhere private, telling me to f*** off and squirting me with your boobs was incredibly uncalled for. I hope you are ashamed of yourself!’
Over-reaction? Justified? Weigh in on this one….