Anger over 'tramp' abuse to mother breastfeeding in public

A Rugeley mum was "shocked" to find herself the target of online abuse after a photo was secretly taken of her breastfeeding in public - and posted onto an online community page. She is now campaigning for greater acceptance of public breastfeeding.

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Mass breastfeeding event in Rugeley

The message which sparked the angry reactions Credit: ITV News Central

Hundreds of women are expected to breastfeed at a mass protest in Rugeley in Staffordshire after a picture of a woman breastfeeding her daughter was posted on Facebook.

In it Emily Slough was labelled a 'tramp' for feeding her daughter Matilda.

Under the Equality Act 2010 it is sex discrimination to treat a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding.

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