Breastfeeding At Public Pools Prompts Police Call
MORA (AP) -- Dozens of mothers and their children gathered over the weekend for what they called a ``nurse-in'' to support two women who were chastised for breastfeeding at a public swimming pool in eastern Minnesota.
The women gathered Saturday near the Mora Aquatic Center in Mora to defend Stephanie Buchanan and Mary Davis, two sisters-in-law whose breastfeeding of their infants last week prompted a call to police.
Buchanan says a pool patron approached them and asked them to cover up while they nursed because her boys were swimming nearby. Then a staff member made the same request and suggested they move to the locker room. Buchanan cited Minnesota state law which protects breastfeeding in public whether a woman is covered up or not.
The women eventually left the pool with their children when police were called.