27 July 2012
Commonsense call after breastfeeding mother 'put out of cinema'
'We need to give much more support to mothers who choose to breastfeed – not just with populist rhetoric that means nothing'
CINEMAS and other venues should take a more commonsense approach to babies being breastfed in public, Newry Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has said, after reports that a nursing mother with a six-month-old baby was forced to leave Newry Omniplex last night.
It has been reported that they were asked to leave because the baby was present at a 15 certified film.
The Sinn Féin Assembly member said:
“I think in general we need to give much more support to mothers who choose to breastfeed. This includes support in practical terms and not just with populist rhetoric that means nothing.
“Breastfeeding is recognised as being the optimum source of nourishment for a baby. Therefore we should not penalise mothers who follow medical guidelines and breastfeed their children.”
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