‘My son’s college will not let me breastfeed him

A mum has taken to social media to share how she was denied entry to her son’s college to breastfeed him at play and lunch occasions, claiming she is being ‘discriminated in opposition to’

‘My son’s college will not let me breastfeed him – I am being discriminated in opposition to’

Whereas some youngsters cannot wait to start out college, others would a lot fairly keep residence with their dad and mom for some time longer earlier than spending time within the classroom. However one mum claims to have been “discriminated in opposition to” for attempting to maintain a part of her son’s routine the identical as he begins his first yr.

She defined how she requested the varsity whether or not she might cease by each play and lunch time to breastfeed him like she has been doing since his delivery – however they merely mentioned this might not be attainable. Taking to social media, the mum vented: “My son turns 5 on the finish of this yr so I’ve to enrol him at school. The varsity has simply informed me I can not come and breastfeed him at recess and lunch. I do not know what to do – I really feel like they’re discriminating in opposition to me.”

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Whereas some dad and mom shared how they opted to residence college their youngsters for this precise purpose, others praised the varsity for not permitting her in to breastfeed.

Commenting on her put up, one person mentioned: “I am nonetheless breastfeeding my seven-year-old, it is why I made the selection to residence college.”

After the put up was shared on Reddit, one other person added: “Think about the child attempting to clarify why he doesn’t have a lunchbox or lunch – as a result of mummy is coming to breastfeed him. Bullying commences in 3-2-1.”

A 3rd person mentioned: “Hopefully that child eats extra than simply breastmilk. The child in all probability solely makes use of breastfeeding time as a consolation factor, which is unquestionably a psychological no-no. The child wants to seek out different methods to seek out security.”

Another person added: “If she’s insistent on persevering with to breastfeed at that age then why not simply categorical/pump milk right into a container for him. Children do not forget that, I can think about this might observe him proper via highschool.”

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It comes after a flight attendant complained he felt uncomfortable after seeing a girl breastfeeding on a aircraft.

Her husband defined how they had been travelling from Miami to Atlanta when his spouse was shamed for feeding their hungry child.

Taking to social media, he mentioned: “My spouse [was told] to cowl up whereas breastfeeding our toddler on a flight as a result of it made the flight attendant uncomfortable whereas he stood over our seat staring – in 2022.”

Whereas the person reminded the flight attendant that he might merely cease his spouse’s breast, he as an alternative determined to proceed staring and blamed her for “pulling it out” for everybody to see.

The person added: “Once I notified that he was welcome to not take a look at my spouse’s breast, he declared that she mustn’t pull it out and that it was frequent courtesy.

“When my spouse responded, ‘My child must eat’, he mentioned, ‘Yeah’, and walked away. She wasn’t exhibiting any greater than somebody in a washing swimsuit.”

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