Breastfeeding Mother Told Not To Feed Her Child At The Water Park

One mother shares that she was told she couldn't breastfeed at the waterpark.

Breastfeeding is natural and nobody should be offended by a mother breastfeeding in public. It is legal to breastfeed in public without using a cover and nobody should ever tell a mother that she needs to leave the public place while she is feeding her child. No person should ever go up to a nursing mother and suggest that she goes into the bathroom, or to go in the car while she is just trying to feed her child. You wouldn't want to eat your meal in the bathroom, why would the baby? She has the right to breastfeed her baby wherever that baby is hungry.

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A mother took her four children to Kokomo Beach Water Park. While she was at the water park her child became hungry. She couldn't just tell her baby that he had to wait to be fed, babies don't wait. So the mother began breastfeeding her child while she was walking up and down in the pool while following her toddler. The lifegaurd walked up to her and told her that she needed to use the designated feeding areas while she breatfed her baby. She told the life gaurd that she was able to breastfeed the baby wherever she wanted and kept on walking. A statement was released that the lifeguard was just afraid that during the feeding the baby would ingest some of the pool chemicals because the mother was in the pool while feeding her child. She said that her child was not in the water and her baby was safe.


Although the lifeguard may think that he was looking out for the baby's safety, it is not his rule to make. The mother had the right to breastfeed the baby while she walked into the pool. This is not the first time and it won't be the last time that a mother is told that she can't breastfeed somewhere. The mother shares that she has been told that she can't breastfeed her baby in public. She said whenever somebody tells her that she needs to go breastfeed the baby elsewhere she responds by saying, "uh no" and then walks away. She knows her rights.

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