If a business owner asks you to leave the reason for this cannot be because you are breastfeeding your child - and you are protected from this by Law. If the request is due to another reason then the business owner does have the right to do this (for example if you were using offensive language). However, they must prove it is for a different reason should you decide to claim discrimination.
The Equality Act 2010 also protects the rights of those who are with you and as a result those in the company of a breastfeeding mother also cannot be discriminated against.
Download the below document for more information:
The Equality Act 2010
(pg 5 contains breastfeeding information)
Feeding out and about!
During the early days you may prefer to practice at home to build your confidence. Feeding your baby in front of family and friends will help you relax when feeding in front of other people. You can also come along to your local Cherubs Group to help you relax. Another helpful tip is to practice in front of a mirror!
These tips may help you when going out and about:
And remember, if you have a good experience let us know!