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A group of Texas moms held a "nurse-in" to support a mother who said she was kicked out of a public pool on Sunday for breastfeeding her month-old son. The Texas mom said she was breastfeeding her month-old son at the public pool on Sunday when she was asked to cover up. When she refused, police showed up and asked her to leave, according to a post Daugereaux shared on the pool's Facebook page. On Monday, the same day the moms gathered at the pool to breastfeed in protest, the Texas City Police Department released body camera footage showing the officer's interaction with Daugereaux, the pool manager and a lifeguard.
The social attitude and legal status regarding the practice of breastfeeding babies in open view of the general public vary widely in cultures around the world. In many countries, both in the Global South and in a number of Western countries, breastfeeding in public is common and generally not regarded as an issue. In those countries, laws protect the nursing mother.
When my first son was a baby, I breastfed in private. In the first few months of his life, we saw the insides of more dressing rooms and restrooms than I care to count. Apparently, this was such a flagrant security issue that the police were called the police!
More than a dozen moms gathered outside a Texas public pool on Monday in support of a mother who was asked to leave because she was breastfeeding her child. Misty Daugereaux said she was breastfeeding her month-old son Maxx at the Nessler Family Aquatic Center in Texas City, Texas, when a lifeguard told her she could not breastfeed there, and then a manager approached her asking her to cover up. Daugereaux posted on the center's Facebook page to express her discontent with the situation.
But the resolution of the dispute at a Texas Roadhouse in Louisville, Ky. Servers at the restaurant apologized to Durbin, but she said she felt humiliated after the argument. Still, as a local leader of La Leche League, she said she was glad this happened to her and not a mother new to breastfeeding, who might have been discouraged by the conflict. His offer of a napkin to cover up was not to embarrass or prevent her from nursing her child but in reaction to complaints from other guests.
A group of mothers held a protest at a Texas public pool Monday after one mom was asked to leave for breastfeeding her month-old son. Then police arrived and asked her to leave, according to a post she wrote on the pool's Facebook page. The Texas City Police Department released body camera footage of an officer's interaction with Daugereaux, a pool manager and a lifeguard.
Women demonstrators in Nairobi have marched on a restaurant that allegedly asked a breastfeeding mother to cover up or breastfeed in the bathroom. The women say restaurants and other facilities need to support mothers who choose to breastfeed in public spaces. What is so offensive about breastfeeding that you would send a mother to the bathroom? This was the question posed by women taking part in Tuesday's march from Nairobi's Freedom Corner to parliament, and then to Olive Restaurant in downtown Nairobi.