Mother told to stop breastfeeding by Liskeard swimming pool in case baby was sick

The manager of the pool in Cornwall has since apologised

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The manager of a public swimming pool has been forced to apologise after he told a mother to stop breastfeeding her son by the waterside.

23-year-old Rebecaa Hough of Torpoint, Cornwall, was feeding 10-month-old Max a few steps from the main pool, when the manager told her to carry on in the changing rooms in case the infant was sick into the water at the Lux Park centre in Liskeard.

She was also told that she should not to return for half an hour to ensure the milk was fully digested, the Mirror reported.

Under the Equality Act 2010, it illegal to discriminate against a mum breastfeeding in public.

Ms Hough told the newspaper she was stunned by the incident.

She added: “Max was a bit unsettled so I decided to give him a really quick feed.

“I felt really embarrassed at being asked to leave when I wasn’t doing anything wrong.”

A spokesman for Temple Leisure said the manager had sent a letter of apology.

He added: “Our priority is always health and safety.”

The episode follows breast feeding protest at a Sports Direct stores in May, after a mother of two was allegedly told to leave the store as she fed her son. Sports Direct declined to comment at the time.