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To think FFS re sad faced breast feeding mums in the Daily Fail?

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Chihuahualala Fri 12-Aug-16 23:13:42

Single-mother, 33, thrown out of West End show for breast feeding

Fuck off ... And fuck off some more! Ear defenders or not this WAS NOT the place for your offspring! Aggggh!!!

DeathStare Fri 12-Aug-16 23:16:50

As long as the baby wasn't screaming then why should she have to leave? Why is it not the place for her offspring?

neonrainbow Fri 12-Aug-16 23:17:45

But the venue didn't say it was a complaint about breastfeeding. They said the child was distracting.

Essexgirlupnorth Fri 12-Aug-16 23:19:23

Surprised they let her in TBH most shows are quite clear they don't let children under a certain age in.

Some places are just not appropriate to breastfeed. They had a nurse in outside my local pool as a mother had been told not to feed in the pool she was actually feeding in the water so I don't think they were being unreasonable.

VladmirsPoutine Fri 12-Aug-16 23:21:25

I don't believe for one second that the Daily Mail wanted to show the plight of harangued breast-feeding women. This sort of thing actually does more to harm the cause than help.

NapQueen Fri 12-Aug-16 23:21:54

I didn't bf but am totally pro women bfing wherever a baby can go - whap them out for all I care.

What this situation boils down to is that the baby wasn't in an appropriate place. Bfing or not. A theatre show which isnt a children's show is not a place for a baby.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Fri 12-Aug-16 23:22:37

No, you don't take a baby to a show like that. People pay good money for tickets - I'd be raging if I'd arranged a night out and somebody was there with a baby- I don't care if the baby wasn't making any noise at that point- it just shouldnt have been there at all. Get a babysitter!

blondieblondie Fri 12-Aug-16 23:23:06

The bit I really don't get is why the headline points out that she is a single mother.

Smurfnoff Fri 12-Aug-16 23:23:08

Can't new mums grow up and realise you can't take babies everywhere?

Ouriana Fri 12-Aug-16 23:23:09

Personally, I wouldnt take a baby that young to the theatre.

But, Im a bit confused why they let her in, then said the baby had to leave. If it was OK when they were seated why was it not ok ten minutes later for the baby to be there?

nennyrainbow Fri 12-Aug-16 23:23:32

Why, what's the problem? They had an empty row of seats behind them and empty seats next to them so it wasn't as though it was packed out. If the baby was noisy, then they would be expected to leave but it doesn't sound as though this was the problem.

Crunchymum Fri 12-Aug-16 23:23:47

Nixie? That's a new one!!!! Off to the baby names forum I go!!

Sparklingbrook Fri 12-Aug-16 23:27:46

You don't take babies to the theatre. If you take them out because they are being noisy you are already spoiling the experience.

Going to the theatre is expensive and not the place for babies.

LaurieFairyCake Fri 12-Aug-16 23:31:28

She wasn't asked to leave because of the baby confused

She was asked to leave because of breastfeeding - which is illegal

Just because we think it wasn't a smart choice to take her baby to the theatre doesn't mean we can't support her from being removed for breastfeeding

NapQueen Fri 12-Aug-16 23:32:35

I took dd to see Peppa Pig at the theatre and the women in front took out a potty for her dd to use. Right there and then. Thankfully the little precious had a tantrum so was taken to the actual toilet.

Lord knows what the mum would have done with the contents of the potty after the fact.

Amelie10 Fri 12-Aug-16 23:35:39

Goodness these idiots are all over, always the same story.

Sparklingbrook Fri 12-Aug-16 23:36:24

Can you imagine being sat in the theatre next to someone with a 10 month old? Very little room as it is. Then after the feed they tend to burp and fill their nappy. sad

Amelie10 Fri 12-Aug-16 23:38:55

^ exactly . These selfish idiots really can't be bothered to be considerate to everyone else.

Catsize Fri 12-Aug-16 23:40:46

On the plus side, if this was 'the worst experience of her life', she is very lucky.

JigglypuffsCaptor Fri 12-Aug-16 23:44:33

Welcome to Today, where people feel entitled, and do as they please without thought for others. Cheers 👍

Knobheads, who takes a baby to a theatre?!

BillSykesDog Fri 12-Aug-16 23:46:00

Apparently three other patrons complained about the baby. When she went in they apparently let her in on the condition that she sat near the door so she could easily exit if the baby started to spoil the show for other people. She didn't. People complained. She was asked to leave. Nothing to do with breastfeeding.

SatansLittleHelper2 Fri 12-Aug-16 23:47:32


There are plenty of places to take young babies a theatre performance geared towards adults shouldnt be one of them.

BillSykesDog Fri 12-Aug-16 23:49:43

Oh, and she's demanding the names of the people who complained about her. Probably to try and orchestrate some sort of FB hate campaign no doubt.

BillSykesDog Fri 12-Aug-16 23:51:49

^Please see this note from the Arts Theatre Management. -The Arts Theatre patrons are always welcome to breastfeed in our theatre, café and foyer spaces. On this occasion we received three complaints about a screaming child during a production and took the decision to ask the patron to leave to calm the child. The patron was advised in advance that the production was not suitable for infants and agreed to sit on the end of a row near the door in case it was necessary to leave. The front of house staff have confirmed that they were unaware of any breastfeeding, and as the audience complaints state that the child was screaming this appears to be corroborated.
Our patrons enjoyment is our priority and we trust of front of house staff to make decisions to balance the needs of all patrons.^
Breastfeeding had no part to play in the decision made and the patron who has made the complaint above has been invited to meet with the management of the Arts Theatre to discuss the matter.

Notagainmun Fri 12-Aug-16 23:52:12

I agree that this is damaging the cause rather than helping. There are places that are not suitable for children if any age and mums of ebf babies need to accept there may be places where they can't go as they are child free regardless of how they are fed.

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