This is from the Brew Drinking Thinking Brew Breaks website, I’ve just copied the first couple of paragraphs over you can read the rest of the article here:
It surprises me that the Civic centre staff told a breastfeeding mum that she couldn’t breastfeed there because it was a multicultural centre – the Koran supports breastfeeding!
Breastfeeding in Public
Another nail in the coffin for positive breastfeeding awareness has been hammered in this week.
Emma Mitchell was visiting her local civic centre was told she could NOT breastfeed. While attempting to research how to become a babysitter (in line with her local authorities’ guidelines) was told she couldn’t breastfeed her son on the premises. Staff at the Civic Centre in Oldham told Ms Mitchell that breastfeeding was not allowed within the confines of centre as it was a multicultural centre.
Despite reassurances from Emma that she would feed her son discreetly she was told to go to the nearest shopping centre in Manchester to find somewhere to feed him. Had she listened to the helpful instructions of the receptionist Emma would have to leave the civic centre trek to the shopping mall to feed her son and then come back to the centre for the information she that was after. The unpleasantness of the experiences caused Emma to leave the centre and go home, without the information she came for in the first place.