The Pregnancy Show Presents: A panel discussion - Learn about Public Breastfeeding - Part 2.
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Female Speaker: We have situation, we've just heard about no lose weak of a mom here in being asked to leave the YMCA. Female Speaker 1: She was asked to move another area, because she was in the pool side watching her other kids has swimming lessons. She was in the pool area and I guess somebody complaint and they have another place to nurse. And she said " No thanks, I'm fine here" because she was watching her other kids. Then when she called the entire Ontario human rights commission to complaint and to file a compliant. Female Speaker 2: Because in Ontario every mom is right to breastfeed without harassment. Female Speaker 1: Yeah, so she called them and she knows the law. She is actually and somebody told me she was a midwife, I'm not sure of that. Female Speaker: She is a midwife. Female Speaker 1: She is a midwife, so she knows the law. She knows that there is a protected right and woman have the right to breastfeed without discrimination. And was told by the Ontario human rights worker, Believe her name was Ann Maria forgot the last name. Was told that no it's not appropriate everywhere and then was proceed to give her examples of places where breastfeeding was not appropriate in her opinion. Female Speaker: And by all opinion and this is Female Speaker 1: And the she has course a filed proper complaint and was just absolutely fault that this woman who works of the Ontario human rights commission was ignorant of the law and that's more shocking then being asked to leave. So even the people that are suppose to be protecting our rights don't even know what they are. Female Speaker 3: And I guess it is an help when you guys were you are that someone in the media was Bill Mare was making doing negative jokes, and what was the one that you mention that was -- Female Speaker: Oh! He is awful. Female Speaker 1: Well, he said a lot of [multi speaker] Female Speaker 2: Yeah, some what funny. Female Speaker 1: But this is an argument we have heard a lot well yes breastfeeding is natural, but so is masturbation, public urination, public defecation, but I'm not going to do that all. Yeah, well neither is my baby, however you do each out of these and the baby was seeing not be allowed to eat you know it's just its ridicules the comparisons are just the comparing apples and oranges in my opinion. Female Speaker 1: Till there are thing to that we really find to sophistic to what Bill Mare was saying is when we breastfeed in public it's almost like we want to be congratulate "Oh! Yeah, you made a baby and look". Female Speaker 2: Or this idea that breast women as expansionist and we are out there we are ripping out of foods and we are flaunting in peoples faces. Female Speaker 1: In the big postnatal bellies. Female Speaker 2: Yes, I want to ever want to see my passionate belly like nothing says hot like postpartum body. Female Speaker: That's right, yeah, because I want everyone so this belly that I've got going on right now. Female Speaker 2: I have breastfeed in public for two and half years. Female Speaker 1: I did it for three. Female Speaker 2: So which is a very long time, I didn't even know this was an issue until after I meet her. I've breastfeed on transit system, I've breastfeed on the go train, I've breastfeed in a councilman's office with him and his assistant and some other moms we where discussing a completely different issue and I breastfeed in his office. I have never been look that funny I've never been ask to leave. I've never had anyone on the train go -- you know and I've done it everywhere. So that kind of shows that you know breastfeeding moms do at in public we are not doing it so that people can gawk at us, I've never gawked out. And it's not that I covered up or didn't cover up I was just going about my business as a natural you know I never knew it was an issue until this sort of came up and I thought people don't like it, and I've never felt that discrimination, but can you imagine on somebody that's not co