I have been reading this thread and the related website.
I understand that this group has great aims and is/will be helpful to many breastfeeding mothers but I don't like "breastfeeding friendly schemes"
I just think that in asking permission for something we already have a legal right to do, is setting a dangerous precedent. Some cafes/shops might feel having said no to the scheme that they have some right to hassle nursing mothers (which they don't)
I worry that by having safe ghettos areas where breastfeeding is allowed, may cause more problems for mothers who wish to feed where needed and don't wish to be shut away
Surely we should be pushing the law to protect all mothers from feeding their babies in any safe location. My rule of thumb if a baby can be safely bottle fed somewhere, it follows that this is also a suitable place to breastfeed.
I am going to x-post this in AIBU to get a cross section of views.
I agree and think they would be better off building a breastfeeding room that sits a few in shopping centers for women who do feel uncomfortable to be able to go somewhere whose only purpose is feeding and anyone in there will also be feeding.
As when I felt uncomfortable bf in public it was not just staff I worried about but other customers saying comments too.
I also agree that it might give people the belief that they can say no to bf mothers.