Mum claims she was asked to stop breastfeeding in a college cafe

A mother claims she was asked to stop breastfeeding her five-week-old baby in a college cafe because she was offending staff and students.

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  1. Victoria Davies, Health reporter

Mum told to stop breast feeding by college security

A mother who was visiting a college claims she was told to stop breastfeeding her baby in their cafe, because she was offending staff and students.

Joanne Page says a security guard at Birmingham Metropolitan College told her there had been complaints and asked her to breastfeed in a private room.

The college denies this and says anyone on their premises is allowed to breastfeed. Our health reporter Victoria Davies reports.

College: "Ms Page was offered the opportunity to breastfeed in a more private place"

Birmingham Metropolitan College says a mother who claimed she was asked to stop breastfeeding her baby in the college was offered the opportunity to breastfeed in a more private place.

The college serves the needs of a very broad range of students of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. We endeavour to provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment for everyone that uses our facilities and as such, Ms Page was offered the opportunity to breastfeed in a more private place, which she declined before leaving the coffee shop on her own accord. It is our aim to ensure that any mother who wishes to breastfeed can do so in a supportive environment.

– Birmingham Metropolitan College statement

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Mum claims she was asked to stop breastfeeding in a college cafe

A mother claims she was asked to stop breastfeeding her five-week-old baby in a college cafe because she was offending staff and students.

Joanne Page says a security guard at Birmingham Metropolitan College told her there had been complaints and asked her to breastfeed in a private room.

The 31-year-old says when she complained to the college she was told it was their duty to respect other cultures.

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