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Shocked at breastfeeding policy for a craft centre / attraction

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Ducky5867 Sun 01-Sep-13 19:16:36

Looking at visiting a craft centre near me - went onto their website and viewed their visitor information and noted the following statement

"We welcome discrete breastfeeding on our site, but would appreciate care being taken not to cause embrassement to our other customers."

Very shocked at this ..... They feel their customers would be embrassed by a baby having their lunch - how kind of them to even allow it - we should all be so greatful!!

My dd2 is nearly 1 yr so won't need to breastfeed during daytime but this has wound me up so much that I will never go there now ..... Shoud I go further and send them an email of complaint or am I being over sensitive?

lagoonhaze Sun 01-Sep-13 19:17:54

Link and shame and let the lactivists on it!

uneedme Sun 01-Sep-13 19:19:03

Link and shame!

SirChenjin Sun 01-Sep-13 19:20:53

I would ask them to explain what they mean by discrete, why they think that other customers might be embarrassed, and what they would do precisely if another customer complained they felt embarrassed . Then I would point to this

Up here in Scotland we have much better protection in law - hopefully the same thing will happen in the rest of the UK soon.

TiredyCustards Sun 01-Sep-13 19:20:54


You need to tell them that you'll never darken their door and why.

sillyoldfool Sun 01-Sep-13 19:21:07

link!!! that's awful, they probably think they're being good and supportive by saying they welcome discrete bfing, which makes it worse.

noodleone Sun 01-Sep-13 19:21:09

Isn't it the law? They don't get to have a policy! Link and shame

Pozzled Sun 01-Sep-13 19:21:23


Wishfulmakeupping Sun 01-Sep-13 19:22:17

Yy to link and shame them

IJustNeedANap Sun 01-Sep-13 19:22:27

Link and shame

midori1999 Sun 01-Sep-13 19:25:25

I agree link and shame. We can all email them...

Ducky5867 Sun 01-Sep-13 19:28:21

Hope done this link correctly - first time I have added a link

You will need to scroll down the page a bit - 2nd para under baby pic

TallGiraffe Sun 01-Sep-13 19:30:23


lagoonhaze Sun 01-Sep-13 19:31:38

OMG I had been hoping you weren't serious!

TravelinColour Sun 01-Sep-13 19:33:21

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ImFineThankYou Sun 01-Sep-13 19:33:59

That is disgusting. Are they on twitter?

lagoonhaze Sun 01-Sep-13 19:36:03

facebook campaign/ nurse in?

ivykaty44 Sun 01-Sep-13 19:36:35

Well well well - this is somewhere my dd's club go! This is not on

AnyoneButLulu Sun 01-Sep-13 19:38:14

That's OK, presumably "discrete" breast feeding means one infant per breast.

Unless they're illiterate as well as discriminatory, in which case they can fuck off.

gamerchick Sun 01-Sep-13 19:38:50

Oh dear, poor wording that is. Do they police the breastfeeding I wonder.. Some people bitch and complain even if they can't see anything. Then what?

IJustNeedANap Sun 01-Sep-13 19:39:48

I think we should bombard them with complaints

ImFineThankYou Sun 01-Sep-13 19:39:55

@jinneyringcraft on twitter and on fb

ivykaty44 Sun 01-Sep-13 19:40:04

mass emailing?

NorfolkIngWay Sun 01-Sep-13 19:41:01

I would get both biscuit biscuit out and breast feed the whole family while dancing on the table not really

Call them on it OP !

ivykaty44 Sun 01-Sep-13 19:45:32

So what would happen if you did embarrass another customer even if you were swinging your tits about - would they tell you off like a naughty school girl?

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