Mom Speaks Out After Being Told Not To Breastfeed In Public from WCCO in Minneapolis

Sean 2012/06/12 14:33:00
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This is a story from Minneapolis Channel 4 about a woman with an infant child who was approached by Hennepin County Security in the Central Hennepin County Library in Downtown Minneapolis, and he told her she was not allowed to breast feed her child in the common spaces of the library.

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  • disclaimer 2015/03/18 22:34:41
    I guess we don't want anybody to get the wrong idea of what breasts are actually supposed to be used for.
  • MrsLeviathan 2015/03/17 20:35:43
    I can't stand it when people accuse a breast-feeding woman of being "indecent." It's so pathetic.
  • Brosia - KarmaRaven 2012/07/04 04:53:11
    Brosia - KarmaRaven
    This is so stupid, and yet another way the man is all about taking it to the woman. A mother giving her child nourishment is attacked as being indecent? Please.
  • sjalan 2012/06/13 06:50:59
    The law is the law. She had the perfect right to breast feed her son where she was. I would question the reasoning behind the guards actions, but when he was told by the officer that she was legally feeding her son the guard should have appologized and said she could stay.
  • justnotsaying (: 2012/06/13 00:53:51
    justnotsaying (:
    The security guard over reacted.
  • Sean justnot... 2012/06/13 00:58:31
    Anarchists would argue that this makes a great case for getting rid of governments.
  • justnot... Sean 2012/06/13 01:07:01
    justnotsaying (:
    I'm sure they could find a lot of reasons why.
  • NarcolepticGoat 2012/06/12 22:46:23
    I'm sure that with years of therapy all the poor traumatized library people will recover from the sight.
  • Sean Narcole... 2012/06/12 22:54:42
    I like your sarcasm, thanks for you contribution to this thread
  • Narcole... Sean 2012/06/12 23:16:06
    anytime :)
  • justnot... Sean 2012/06/13 01:07:26
    justnotsaying (:
    What about my contributions?
  • Hobbes 2012/06/12 19:55:48
    A woman nursing a baby is a beautiful sight to behold. It reminds us of how completely dependent and vulnerable we all once were and it displays the intimate bond between mother and child.

    Let such acts be allowed in all public places everywhere, and be encouraged.
  • Morgan 2012/06/12 16:16:35
    The security officer at the very least should know the law. You can't just go around charging people with crimes they didn't commit
  • Sean Morgan 2012/06/12 16:23:29
    Is this kind of story enough to make you apprehensive of breast feeding your child in public spaces in the event you become a mother?
  • Morgan Sean 2012/06/12 16:36:29
    A little. I know if you're out and about with your kid it's hard probably really hard to find a place to breast feed your child. And I'm pretty sure no one wants to do it in the bathroom.
  • Sean Morgan 2012/06/12 16:41:10
    A public restroom is not the most sanitary place for that, so I would not blame a woman for not resorting to such a location.
  • Morgan Sean 2012/06/12 16:45:18
    My point exactly, people that don't know are just like "Oh why can't they go to the bathroom?" No matter how much it's cleaned would you want to feed YOUR child in there? Better yet, would YOU eat in the bathroom? Because that's what the baby is doing
  • bricklyn Morgan 2012/06/13 00:10:11
    The majority of bathrooms do NOT have seating ! Adults are never forced to eat in bathrooms either. Get a grip on reallty.
  • Morgan bricklyn 2012/06/13 00:11:48
    I know right
  • bricklyn Morgan 2012/06/13 04:14:44
    I guess most men are oblivious to those facts. Breast are designed to feed babies. They are not sexual object when functioning in that capacity.
  • Morgan bricklyn 2012/06/13 04:27:11
    I guess
  • bricklyn Sean 2012/06/13 00:08:56
    Since when has breast feed been considered a crime any where in N. America???
  • Wonder Woman 2012/06/12 16:12:57
  • Sean Wonder ... 2012/06/12 16:14:23
    Michele, that's an unusually short comment for you.
  • Wonder ... Sean 2012/06/12 16:36:48
  • Professor Wizard 2012/06/12 15:35:30 (edited)
    Professor Wizard
    Once again - - or prudish government representatives are scared to death someone is accidentally going to show a nipple in a public place.

    Feeding babies is exactly what breasts are for... nothing wrong or shameful about that. So let it happen - anywhere it needs to happen.

    I do believe however - that it is actually NOT illegal to breast feed a baby in a government faculty. We will watch to see what comes of this one.

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