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Mother banned from breastfeeding in hospital waiting room

A mother has been banned from breastfeeding her newborn baby in a hospital waiting room. Gemma Murphy says staff at the hospital of St. Cross in Rugby asked her to move to a private room to avoid 'offending' other patients.

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Mother banned from breastfeeding in hospital

An investigation has been launched after a mother was banned from breastfeeding her newborn baby in a hospital waiting room.

Gemma Murphy says staff at the hospital of St. Cross in Rugby asked her to move to a private room to avoid 'offending' other patients.

Staff at St Cross Hospital in Rugby told Gemma Murphy she could not breastfeed in their waiting room Credit: ITV News Central

Gemma, a first-time mother, was visiting the hospital in December for a two-hour test, to check if she still had a type of diabetes which she'd developed while pregnant.

Eventually she was taken to a separate room, where she was allowed to breastfeed in private.

It comes after fellow young mum Emily Slough from Rugeley in Staffordshire was labelled a 'tramp' on Facebook for breastfeeding in public.

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