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Mother sues for £20k for being discouraged from bf while the wave machine was on

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sizeofalentil Mon 02-May-16 12:54:34

Daily Mirror link to the story here.

I'm totally for breastfeeding wherever and whenever, but I wouldn't want to eat my sandwiches in a swimming pool - they are so germy, like a human soup, so not sure a swimming pool with a wave machine on would be the best place to bf. Plus, obviously in this case there was the waves.

I realise that getting out of the water, especially if she had other kids, with a hungry baby would be a massive faff, but wouldn't the wave machine splash the baby and make it choke?

Serious question: AIBU to think this? Is bf in a swimming pool a done thing? Genuinely curious.

LifeBeginsNow Mon 02-May-16 12:56:47

It does seem an odd places to choose. Maybe at the very shallow bit but even then I struggle to sit still without being bashed around by the waves.

Our local pool has benches around the side so I would just get out and sit there.

BeckyMcDonald Mon 02-May-16 12:57:55

I think feeding I a swimming pool is fine. I think feeding in a swimming pool with waves is downright fucking dangerous and is a H&S issue rather than a comfort or privacy issue.

Sgoinneal Mon 02-May-16 12:58:05

It's daft but I'm she'll get a lot of attention from the tabloids.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 02-May-16 13:00:03

What a nut case. she wasn't stopped she was asked to stop doing something in a position that was dangerous.


NeedACleverNN Mon 02-May-16 13:00:51

Well it's a bit silly isn't it?

If a mother had a bottle instead of a breast she would still have been asked to move

SellFridges Mon 02-May-16 13:01:09

I think feeding a baby in a swimming pool is daft. Doesn't matter how they are fed, it's daft.

m0therofdragons Mon 02-May-16 13:01:14

She apparently sued a hospital for suggesting she could feed in a private room. I find it odd that one woman can be confronted twice with the same dc in different venues yet I've bf 3dc (2 at the same time) and only ever got positive comments. Call me cynical but I get the feeling she's looking for a suing opportunity.

IthinkIamsinking Mon 02-May-16 13:03:29

Feeding in a swimming pool is not on IMO. She is being very vocal about her rights (suing FFS) and is doing a massive disservice to BF mums. She was asked to leave as the wave machine may well have led to a significant H&S issue but she turned it into a fucking row about her right to BF.
I cannot bear women like this.

OurBlanche Mon 02-May-16 13:03:34

Ye gods! Another unreasonable woman damaging the wider support for bf. It's hard enough to educate some people without throwing such stupidity into the mix:

a) a swimming pool really isn't a sensible place to bf, for all sorts for reasons
b) she wasn't asked to stop or leave, she was offered a chair!
c) she seems to be a serial suer.

BettyApplewhite Mon 02-May-16 13:04:10

What a twat.

AssembleTheMinions Mon 02-May-16 13:06:51

Argh! I didn't see this and have started a thread on the same thing. Sorry. blush

This isn't the first time she has gone to the press about bf. She must be very unlucky.

Whathaveilost Mon 02-May-16 13:06:55

Why on earth would you feed when the Wave machine is on?
20k? She is taking the mick and not doing any favours for BF mums.

I am pro BF in public but on this one I think she is being ridiculous. Even if the machine wasn't on I would have wanted to be away from the water so that we both could get comfortable and be prepared if baby was a sick.

Attention seeking is my opinion on this.

Floggingmolly Mon 02-May-16 13:07:30

She's an utter halfwit looking to make a quick buck. Hopefully she'll be told where to go this time as well.
But she'll be back...

GinAndColonic Mon 02-May-16 13:07:48

I don't mind someone feeding in a swimming pool.

Feeding during a wage machine is bonkers.

PPie10 Mon 02-May-16 13:08:02

Another attention seeking twat.

MaudGonneMad Mon 02-May-16 13:08:45

Is breastfeeding actually in a swimming pool a thing? Why not just go sit on the side somewhere?

InspRemorse Mon 02-May-16 13:09:09

This woman is clearly an idiot. Of course it's dangerous to breast feed in a wave pool, she clearly lacks common sense. If she was bottle feeding in the wave pool they'd have also questioned her.

She's clearly one of those women who thinks it's always about her breast feeding. Yawn get over it.

FranHastings Mon 02-May-16 13:09:18

I wouldn't even take an 8 month old anywhere near the waves when the wave machine is on, let alone try and breast feed. You can get knocked backwards even sitting in the shallows and end up with a massively grazed bum.

She is not doing herself or fellow breastfeeding mums any favours and is making herself look entirely stupid.

TheNotoriousPMT Mon 02-May-16 13:09:25

YABU for linking to the Fail.

thecitydoc Mon 02-May-16 13:10:47

of course she should be allowed to feed her baby in a swimming pool - provided that, if the baby is sick in the water, she is prepared to pay the full costs of the:

pool being drained
fully cleaned
refilled and chlorinated,
and make good the financial loss through the pool being closed for several days.

She seem a bit of a nut job to me

Nanny0gg Mon 02-May-16 13:12:56

YABU for linking to the Fail.

I thought the link was to the Mirror?

(I haven't clicked on it)

5608Carrie Mon 02-May-16 13:13:24

What amazes me in these cases is that a Solicitor gives them the time of day.

I am not very knowledgeable on the law but seriously what law was broken? There couldn't possibly be any precedent. It's a case of please give us money out of court to shut us up or we will continue with the bad publicity. What is the difference between that and blackmail?

Floggingmolly Mon 02-May-16 13:13:49

I hope they make her pay the full costs; might deter her from trying it again.

RobinHumphries Mon 02-May-16 13:13:50

It IS a link for the mirror Nanny

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