Friday, April 3, 2009

Calgary Mom's Plan Breastfeeding Protest

The CBC reports that a group of mothers plan to breastfeed their babies in the Killarney pool on Sunday morning to protest what they say is harassment from lifeguards.

A number of women are saying that when they have breastfed their babies in the water or on the pool deck, lifeguards have told them they can't breastfeed there and they must go into the change room.

Calgary aquatics manager Jim McDonald says "The intention of the staff is to provide information to the mothers just to prevent the possibility of ingestion of water," but that doesn't explain why women nursing on the pool deck are asked to go into change rooms.

I applaud the mothers for taking a stand on the issue of public breastfeeding. It drives me crazy that breasts are flaunted all over our billboards and media and we love to see them in a sexual context, but when boobs are doing what nature designed them to do - feeding a baby - nobody wants to see that.


  1. Thanks alot for your support! We are so happy with the city's change in policy and apology!