New mum told to stop feeding as other customers were eating their lunch
A mum of a 10-week-old baby was asked to stop breastfeeding in a pub in North London, because it was putting other pub goers off their food. Elizabeth Simpson, 28, was having lunch in the Freemasons Arms in Hampstead, North London, when she finished her meal, covered her chest with a scarf and began breastfeeding her baby.She was then asked to stop by one of the pub’s waitresses, as she was apparently putting off the other diners who were still eating.A spokesperson for the Freemasons Arms has since apologised to Miss Simpson, saying, “Breastfeeding in the pub is perfectly acceptable and our team is trained to offer support as and when requested. If this was not the case on this occasion, then we sincerely apologise.”Have you ever been asked to stop? Share your stories below…
ARGH not again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
this is happening FAR to often!!!
When on earth is the message gonna get through that its <LEGAL to feed your baby ANYWHERE!
im off before i let rip!
I womder how long it took the person who complained to realise that the mum in question was actually feeding? cos if she was well covered, id guess the complainer must have been staring for an awfully long time!! but pf course its ok to gawp at people isnt it...
i cant believe that staff in shop/restuarants still follow up these peoples complaints, its really quite sad. as if being a mother wasnt hard enough.
I sat in Meadowhall and fed my 3wk old baby while feeding the older 2 Mcdonalds as a rare treat. It was only when I burbed her that the woman at the next table realised what I'd been doing and came over.
I was ready for her to start having a go at me and all she said was where did I get such a lovely breastfeeding top cos her niece was hiding in the toilets feeding her baby!
My sister is mortified whenever shes with me because I told her if it was ok for her to feed her daughter a bottle in a public place mine was being breastfed and it was less obvious she was even being fed!
If you get the clothes and shawls etc its no more obvious than cuddling your baby because nothing is exposed.
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