Apology to mum breastfeeding in pool

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

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Group defends mum over breastfeeding in swimming pool

A breastfeeding group in Northamptonshire has defended a mum who was asked to stop breastfeeding in a swimming pool.

Holly Mayes from Northamptonshire says a lifeguard at Billing Aquadrome asked her to go into the changing rooms.

Esther Stimpson, Co-chair, Northamptonshire Breastfeeding Alliance, said: "With regards to the hygiene aspect, breast milk really is the last thing we should be worrying about in a swimming pool.

"Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers will be lactating anyway and could leak milk into the pool at any time.

"Babies can be sick at any time, not just if they're breast-fed, so for us it's not a concern. The baby was being comforted and reassured and being fed at the same time."

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