07 Mar '12, 3pm
Flash 'em: how breastfeeding got political - Make a difference - The Ecologist
All of which makes what happened to Claire Jones-Hughes in a Brighton café understandable, but not acceptable. One morning last December, Jones-Hughes stopped in to the Wai Kika Moo Kau café for a bite to eat with her four-month-old daughter. They had just been swimming and were both hungry, so while she sat munching on a plate of pancakes, she fed her daughter at the same time. As she explains it, a group of five people were leaving the café, when a lady leaned in to speak to her. ‘I thought she was going to say, "Oh, what a lovely baby, or something like that" but I was really shocked when she said, "That wasn't very pleasant watching you feed your baby" I can't remember the words exactly because it all went a bit hazy, but she did use the word unpleasant. That stuck in my head.'