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Plans to support breastfeeding mothers announced

Plans to create more specialist roles to support breastfeeding mothers in Leicestershire have been announced.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust says it's working on doing more for breastfeeding mothers Credit: ITV News Central

More than 1,000 people had signed a petition fearing potential cuts to breastfeeding services.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust says it's working towards increasing local support, following a consultation into parents needs.

Nancy Cole reports:

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Breastfeeding campaign to hold 'nurse in' in Dudley

Emily Slough founded 'Free to Feed' Credit: ITV News Central

A group set up by the mother who was branded a tramp on Facebook for breastfeeding her daughter in public is holding a 'nurse in' at the Merry Hill Centre in Dudley this lunchtime.

Emily Slough founded Free to Feed to raise awareness of the issue. The group are organising a number of events across the country, including one that took place in Nottingham on Tuesday.

Mums unite in protest over breastfeeding row in Nottingham

Mums protesting over breastfeeding in public row Credit: ITV Central

A protest is taking place at a branch of Sports Direct in Nottingham in response to a mother's claims that she was asked to leave the shop because she was breastfeeding her baby in public.

Wioletta Komar, who was on a day trip from her home in Boston in Lincolnshire, says she was left in tears.

Groups gather to protest in Nottingham breastfeeding row Credit: ITV Central

This comes after a previous protest when Emily Slough, from Rugeley, was labelled a 'tramp' for breastfeeding in public.

The company has declined to comment.

Planned protest over breastfeeding row in Nottingham

A protest is being planned at a branch of Sports Direct in Nottingham after a mother claims she was asked to leave the shop for breastfeeding her baby.

The mother, who was on a day trip from her home in Boston in Lincolnshire, says she was left in tears.

Emily Slough was labelled a 'tramp' for breastfeeding her daughter Credit: ITV News Central

Emily Slough from Rugeley who was labelled a 'tramp' for breastfeeding in public is expected at the protest later.

The company has declined to comment.

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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.

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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

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.

Mother banned from breastfeeding in hospital to meet NHS bosses

Gemma Murphy was told she could not breastfeed her baby at St Cross Hospital in Rugby Credit: ITV News Central

A mother who was told she was not allowed to breastfeed her newborn baby inside a Warwickshire hospital is due to meet NHS bosses later.

Gemma Murphy complained after she was asked to move to a private room at St Cross Hospital in Rugby in case she offended other patients.

St Cross Hospital in Rugby Credit: ITV News Central
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