Breastfeeding mother ‘escorted’ from Newry Omniplex
Newry Sinn Féin MLA Mickey Brady has commented on reports that a nursing mother was forced to leave Newry Omniplex last night.
Speaking to Newry Times, Brady said, “While Omniplex staff will argue that the child should not have been admitted to a 15 certified film I think there should have been a more common sense approach taken to the matter. The baby in question is 6 months old so the chances of it being negatively affected by something on screen are absolutely zero.”
“The other issue is that since the mother was breastfeeding she could not leave the baby at home. I think in general we need to give much more support to mothers who choose to breastfeed. This includes support in practical terms and not just with populist rhetoric that means nothing.”
Brady added, “Breastfeeding is well recognised as being the optimum source of nourishment for a baby, therefore we should not penalise mothers who follow medical guidelines and breast feed their children.”
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