Saturday, January 28, 2017


There is a news story on the Fairfax websites about a woman who was told by a security guard to refrain from breastfeeding at the National Gallery. The Gallery has since apologised.

It did get me wondering though. Food and drink are generally prohibited in public gallery spaces – and for good reason. Should breastfeeding mothers be exempt? And what about other spaces where food and drinks are not allowed?


Anonymous said...

The reason I suppose being endangering art works. Not too much chance of that when breast feeding.

Adaptive Radiation said...

...unless the baby has reflux.

Victor said...

Is it just first world types who find public breast feeding somehow distasteful?

Millions (billions?) of mothers elsewhere engage in breast feeding their babies in all manner of situations often not stopping their daily activities or work to do so.

Adaptive Radiation said...

Definitely first world problem!