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Breastfeeding mums take a stance at Bribie pool

The Sunshine Coast Daily takes photos of 30 breastfeeding mothers at the Bribie Island protest against discrimination of mothers breastfeeding in public. Photo Megan Mackander / Sunshine Coast Daily
The Sunshine Coast Daily takes photos of 30 breastfeeding mothers at the Bribie Island protest against discrimination of mothers breastfeeding in public. Photo Megan Mackander / Sunshine Coast Daily Megan Mackander

BREASTFEEDING mums gathered in solidarity at the Bribie Island Aquatic Centre today to send a strong message that there is nothing illegal about feeding their children in public.

About 30 women joined the nurse-in protest at the pool to support Liana Webster, the Bribie woman who left the centre in tears after staff asked her to be more discreet while breastfeeding her 11-month-old daughter Rori.

News of Liana's ordeal quickly spread and mothers across Australia joined in their support for her via Facebook.

Yesterday, the women had a wider message to spread about the humiliation some mothers have while trying to breastfeed their children in public.

"We have the right to decide how and when and where we feed our babies, it is just as much about their rights as well," Liana said.

"We shouldn't have to go sit in a dirty room and feed or cover them with a towel.

"This is a family friendly protest, it's really about us coming here and exercising our rights as breastfeeding mothers."

Topics:  aquatic centre, breastfeeding, bribie island


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