A mom was harassed for nursing her 2 week old child at a Burleson, Texas Recreation Center, called The Brick. The entire incident was caught on tape.
The video has since gone viral and the City of Burleson’s Facebook page has been inundated with messages from angry breastfeeding supporters. The City’s response is below.
From this thread.
edit: the City’s comment has been removed from the Facebook thread
I’m not entirely sure how a breastfeeding mom infringes upon someone else’s freedom… hmm. This is a perfect example of unsupportive breastfeeding support and also why breastfeeding laws need enforcement clauses to them.
For those wondering, Texas breastfeeding law allows a mom to breastfeed anywhere she is allowed to be: Texas Health Code Ann. § 165.002 (1995) authorizes a woman to breastfeed her child in any location.
Two very ironic things about this incident:
1: it occurred during the second day of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month.
2: this mom had just come from a Big Latch On event.
A list of contact names and numbers for The Brick can be found here.