Mother told to stop breastfeeding wins payout

A mother from Kent who was told to stop breastfeeding in a swimming pool has received a payout from the leisure centre where it happened.

Breastfeeding mums should challenge 'outdated policies', says solicitor

Many breastfeeding mums are not aware of their rights; in the same way that service providers, such as leisure centres, aren’t aware of their legal obligations. Cases such as this help to raise awareness of the issue from both perspectives. There is no case law relating to breastfeeding in public, so this outcome will give breastfeeding mums the confidence to know that they can challenge discriminatory treatment of this kind.

Mum’s like Sophie should be applauded for challenging these outdated policies and facilitating the changes needed."

– Lucy Angus, Assistant Solicitor

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