Holiday park's apology over mum breastfeeding in pool

Holly and her baby. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A holiday park in Northamptonshire has apologised to a mother after she was asked to stop breastfeeding her baby in a swimming pool.

Holly Mayes of Kingsthorpe was using the pool at Billing Aquadrome with her four-month-old son Vincent.

Mrs Mayes said when she started to feed her baby she was approached by a lifeguard who asked her to move to the changing room because it was "unhygienic" and making other people feel "uncomfortable".

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Billing Aquadrome has now apologised to Holly for any inconvenience caused.

A spokesperson for Billing Aquadrome said: "As a family holiday park we keenly welcome new mothers and we fully support women breastfeeding in public places, in line with current legislation.

"Mums have every right to feed their babies when they need to do so and our operating practices are to encourage breastfeeding in a safe and comfortable environment for both the mother and child.

"In this case, as there were a number of other users in the pool, swimming, playing and splashing, the lady involved was invited by a female lifeguard to move to the side of the pool, or to the changing rooms. At no stage was she asked to refrain from breastfeeding her baby in public.

"We will investigate the incident and we apologise for any inconvenience caused."

The pool at Billing Aquadrome. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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