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Swimming Pools: the Right to Breastfeed in Public Features

Barbara Higham, West Yorkshire, UK Photo: Betsy & Tobias The right to breastfeed in public, even in swimming pools. Reports in the news appear on a regular basis about mothers being told not to breastfeed their babies in public places. Yesterday I read that following a two-year battle, nursing mum Victoria Hodgson received an out-of-court settlement of £2,000 from the Western Pool in Peel on the Isle of Man (which...

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Breastfeeding Media Storms Features

Jennifer Ramsey, Glasgow, Scotland, UK Photo: Heather Crofts   A response to indignation at breastfeeding in public spaces and media storms. I’m proud of my children and love the relationship they are building with each other, independently of me. Occasionally, however, whether through tiredness, illness, or just bad temper, one will level upon the other the most ludicrous or bizarre insult. When, for instance, one tells the...

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