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.
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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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.
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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