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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    *shudder* at the thought of going above and beyond to help out a patron.
    I agree it's pretty disappointing and sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    I agree it's pretty disappointing and sad.
    It's pathetic isn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
    Hypothetically, what if someone was openly expressing at a music festival and the staff asked if she preferred to go somewhere private, everyone would be up in arms that shed been "not allowed" to express in public. This whole story is just making me roll my eyes to be honest, some people just want attention.
    I agree, I would have just gone to the porta loo pumped, dumped and gone about my day. She needs to get over herself.

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    it being a festival, and the regular toilets being closed and portaloo's provided kinda changes my opinion to be honest.

    Portaloo's get pretty ferral during those, and it would not have been difficult for the winery to allow her to use the regular (cleaner and nicer) regular toilets to express.

    Its not discrimination - but certainly I can understand her being upset at the rude way she was treated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    My friend hand expressed into a hand basin in a night club once. She had quite the audience of drunk girls watching and asking questions.

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    Why didn't she do it in the dunny? A hand basin is a bit... Unhygenic and exhibitionist...

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    This stuff frustrates me no end. I don't feel that it is doing breastfeeding mothers any favours by making a song and dance over nothing! She could have chosen to pump & dump in the privacy of the toilets, she CHOSE to do it in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey&&me View Post
    This stuff frustrates me no end. I don't feel that it is doing breastfeeding mothers any favours by making a song and dance over nothing! She could have chosen to pump & dump in the privacy of the toilets, she CHOSE to do it in public.
    She only had the option of a portaloo... Portaloos freak me out at the best of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Why didn't she do it in the dunny? A hand basin is a bit... Unhygenic and exhibitionist...
    *shrugs*.... Maybe there was a queue for the loo and the discomfort had crossed the threshold into pain. I don't really know, I never questioned her on it. I'm sure she was just looking to take some of the engorgement away, not dump a full feed.

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    Discrimination - No
    Could the venue have done more? - probably
    Were they obliged to legally? - No
    Could the mum have found somewhere not out in the cold - Yes but chose not to because of the privacy aspect.
    Photo on facebook - oh the irony...

    I wish people would stop screaming discrimination where no discrimination exists. The staff were rude and unhelpful but they did not discriminate against this mum.

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    No way would I have pumped in a portaloo! Geez those things are awful.

    I think the staff could have worked a little bit harder to find her a discreet spot to sit while pumping. I can see exactly why she was upset.


 

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