A family pub and restaurant chain came under attack this week after allegedly asking breastfeeding mothers to move away from customers.
The incident reportedly took place at Brewers Fayre, at Ripley Butterley, where it is alleged that a group of mothers were asked to move away from disapproving men.
However, the Nottingham public seem to have a more lenient approach to breastfeeding. Scroll down for video
“I’ve breast fed them on buses, walking through fields, all sorts of places.”
We spoke to some bars and restaurants in Nottingham to find out about their policies on breastfeeding…
Oscar and Rosies, Thurland St, “Yes we are completely fine with breastfeeding! Although there’s a 7pm cut-off for little people.”
Das Kino, Fletcher Gate, say: “We welcome all families, and are happy to meet the needs of both the mother and the baby. If it needs to be done, it needs to be done!”
Le Bistrot Pierre, Milton St, say: “We know how hard it can be to find somewhere suitable to breastfeed in public. We are happy for our customers to breastfeed in our bistrots and they will not be discriminated against.”
“OUR POLICY IS ABOUT RESPECT… ALLOWING THE MOTHER TO FEED AS AND WHEN SHE FEELS FIT”
Wax Bar, Broad St, say: “If a situation occurred where we were opening earlier our policy is that it’s fine. A woman can breast feed anywhere she likes.”
JD Wetherspoon says: “Wetherspoon allows breastfeeding in all of its pubs.”
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Brewers Fayre, about their breastfeeding policy, say: “We welcome breast feeding mothers; we understand it’s important to feel comfortable when feeding therefore we simply ask that mothers are discreet and considerate of other guests.”