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




Where the sinkhole water came from

The Basin Pocket sinkhole was drained into  gully.

The lab results are in

Is this the start of our Rural Renaissance?

Exports to the US have dropped 40%, China 30% and Japan 10%. China and Saudi Arabia have once more open their doors to Brazilian beef while Indonesia is now looking to Indian buffalo meat to boost its supplies

Rising prices the talk of the town as rain raises farmers’ spirits

Miller speech leaves ALP faithful stunned

STILL STRONG: Member for Bundamba Jo-Ann Miller MP at her Goodna office.

MP sticks to her guns at closed Labor conference

Latest deals and offers

TELEVISION: New show is a Survivor, for now

Jonathan LaPaglia hosts the TV series Australian Survivor.

WHAT happens when a new show with a big budget flops?

Rachel Weisz understands celebrity gossip fascination

Actor Rachel Weisz

Weisz says mystery is good for an actor

Gina Rodriguez relished dramatic change for new film

Jane the Virgin lead Gina Rodriguez

TV star shaved her hair for movie role

Kooza takes circus-goers back to Cirque Du Soleil's roots

The high wire act as featured in Cirque Du Soleil's Kooza.

NEW show puts the skills of the performers front and centre.

Branson "amazed" he's still alive after cycling crash

Branson saw "his life flash before my eyes" during a bike crash

What's on this weekend

LIFE'S A BREEZE: Ipswich Art Gallery's latest children's exhibition, Wind Tubes.

Things to do in Ipswich

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

$100m plan for Curtis Island 'world class' luxury resort

$100 million resort: Top views at Turtle Street at Curtis Island.

"At the moment we think it meets all the town planning approvals.”

Noosa mayor on "red alert" over planning court decision

Mayor Tony Wellington hands down his first budget.

Mayor upset at lack of say about look and feel of Noosa