Breastfeeding mother told by bus driver to either “put them away” or get off the bus
A mother in the north of England was ordered off a Stagecoach bus for breastfeeding (which is perfectly legal, whether in public or private) and then had to walk about a mile home with her six week old baby.
Lauren McKenna, a nursing student, said she got on the bus and sat down in her normal seat at the front. She then started to feed the baby and "like normal, I lifted up my jumper, pulled my tee shirt down and put a blanket over his head so nobody could see anything.
“I noticed the driver kept looking in his mirror at me and turning around and when we got to Ancoats he stopped and said: “Are you breast feeding?
“When I said yes he said 'You can't do that on here'.
“He said you can either 'put them away', which didn't make sense because he couldn't see anything, or get off the bus.
“I was fuming so I got off the bus and called Stagecoach to complain but the lady on the other end of the phone said: “Well you shouldn't be doing it on a bus should you?"
Stagecoach has said it "fully supports mother who wish to breastfeed their babies" and has launched an investigation.
I should think so too.
Read the full story on the Manchester Evening News.
Thanks to CRASAC on Twitter for this story.