Lifestyle

David Koch slammed for breast feeding remark

TELEVISION host David Koch has come under fire after he expressed his views on breastfeeding yesterday.

The show was airing a segment about Bribie Island mum Liana Webster who had spoken out against breastfeeding discrimination after being told to cover up or leave Bribie Island aquatic centre earlier this week.

Ms Webster spoke to Sunrise with Morayfield Mums owner Harmonie Perry

Mr Koch (pictured) said he thought it was "fair enough" for people to ask breastfeeding mums to be a bit more discreet.

Co-host Samantha Armytage was quick to challenge Mr Koch: "I don't agree. I think if you want to breastfeed along the side of a pool you should be allowed. "

Mr Koch, who said the side of a public pool on a hot day was a high traffic area, felt breastfeeding there was inappropriate.

Since Mr Koch's comments, more mums have jumped on board with plans to stage a nurse-in protest outside the Sunrise studios in Sydney on Monday.

A Facebook event entitled Sunrise Nurse-In was created shortly after the segment was aired. Page creators stated in the event description that they felt Mr Koch's comments were an unfair view.

Mums are to host a nurse-in in support of Liana Webster at Bribie Island Aquatic Centre today.

Topics:  breast feeding, david koch, discrimination



AUDIO: Ipswich's cheapest homes for under $100k

RENOVATOR'S DREAM: This Dinmore property will go under the hammer in October.

The bottom of the Ipswich real estate market marked with renovator

Iconic Ipswich pub now number one in Queensland

PA Hotel owners Mary-Anne and Clive Johnson are pleased to have been awarded the Queensland Hotels Association 2016 Hotel of the Year.

It's official - Ipswich is home to the best pub in Queensland

Sunny until Sunday

Look for sunny skies Saturday and Sunday.

Expect sunny skies over Ipswich today and tommorow.

Local Partners

Lady Gaga confirms Super Bowl show

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga to perform in coveted spot

Girls actors give emotional tributes to hit show

Actor Allison Williams

Actors farewell smash hit HBO show Girls after six seasons

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Things to do around Ipswich this weekend

The Ipswich Orchid Society Garden Spectacular is this weekend.

Things to do around Ipswich

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Housing report points to a lift in local market

AFFORDABLE HOMES: First home buyers have the opportunity to purchase modern new homes in the Ipswich region for under $400,000.

Region shaping up as the "final frontier” for affordable housing

Five ways to slash household bills and save the environment

THINK GREEN: Considering the environment when building or buying your next home can save you big dollars. The Village Building Company, who is responsible for Woodlinks Village at Collingwood Park, builds homes with this front of mind.

THERE is nothing as sweet as slashing dollars from your bills.

Investors out-bid first-home buyers in booming market

Housing generic.

Ipswich's housing market is putting more cash into sellers’ pockets