I agree that they probably deleted their FB to avoid the backlash, but I think it's because people go so crazy when anything even remotely linked to breastfeeding has a negative outcome.
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11-06-2014 06:45 #11
11-06-2014 07:01 #12
Yep, the staff were rude but I also don't see why she couldn't pump and dump in the toilet? I went to a music festival when my DS was about 7 months (couldn't miss Blink 182 ☺️) and I pumped and dumped in the toilets. It wasn't the most fun ever, but I knew what I was getting myself in for when I left DS at home!
11-06-2014 07:10 #13
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11-06-2014 07:12 #14
What's wrong with pumping and dumping in the toilets? I've had friends do it on a (rare) night out. It just seems logical to me. The comments from the staff were rude though.. Not discrimination though.
11-06-2014 07:14 #15
Tbh she sounds very entitled. There are plenty of people who need access to private space when in public - ivf'ers or diabetics injecting, those with prosthetics, list goes on. They make do with the loo if there's nowhere else available - that is the private space a business is obligated to provide.
It's all just over the top really.
There was nothing stopping her from pumping in the restaurant, I can't imagine anybody caring beyond a cursory glance to see what she is doing. And any sink or patch of dirt is good enough to chuck breast milk down.
11-06-2014 07:21 #16
She sounds very entitled, and I can imagine how she got their back up, although the staff should have refrained from making any comments like TMI.
So many people are like this... It's a shame.
11-06-2014 07:23 #17
Rude staff - yes
Blown out of proportion - possibly
Discrimination - hardly
Where I work(ed) there's no way you would be allowed into a staff only area. It is even classed as a bf friendly environment but there is no private spaces to do so. You can just do it anywhere without being told otherwise.
11-06-2014 07:24 #18
Given the described comments and staff attitude she was discriminated against.
11-06-2014 07:31 #19
If she were a member of staff, her employer would have been legally obliged to provide her somewhere to express in private (and toilets ARE NOT legally acceptable). How is it a stretch to think your customers might need the same? Especially if you have thousands of visitors each year.
11-06-2014 07:31 #20
The comments from staff were out of line, but beyond that I don't see an issue.
I spent 7 weeks carrying a breast pump in my handbag and it wasn't so I could get tanked at a winery.
I always thought about where I could express before I left the house and whether I would be able to store the milk.
I used the toilet to pump on occasion, poured the milk down the sink and rinsed the pump. If I wasn't comfortable with that I would have phoned the venue in advance and asked if there was somewhere more appropriate and if the answer was no, I wouldn't have gone.
The same goes for breastfeeding. I was comfortable to breastfeed in the presence of anyone, but if I wasn't I would have phoned and decided upon the answer.
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