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Comments for Disneyland Paris Receives Heavy Backlash After Stopping a Mother From Breastfeeding in Public

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15 Comments

  1. Thomas

    This is a very difficult thing to know the right response to. I worked in a clothes shop on the Children’s Clothing department, and a woman asked if she could breastfeed her baby in the shop, I offered to help her to a changing room so she and the baby could have privacy – if I in her shoes I wouldn’t want kids running round staring. She said she would just feed the baby in her car – it was freezing and I tried my hardest to say that the changing rooms were safe, warm and felt awful when she went to the car, but as a young man at the time I didn’t know what the right response was as it certainly wasn’t explained in training. My Manager didn’t chastise me as I did what I thought was right, she just explained that next time if asked if she feels comfortable in doing so then it’s fine, but it is a difficult one and what’s right for one person most definitely wouldn’t for another person, 2021 or not.

    1. Caveman had a better understanding of what something totally natural was ,it’s sad that we live in a world that still can’t get the very basic and natural to a women and child right and children don’t make a big deal out of it some under educated people do.women and children alike can’t seem to catch a break, if it were men breastfeeding every convenance and support would be available to him

  2. Chris

    I would bet that they had a rule against it, even posted on their website and quickly pulled it down when they realized the public wouldn’t accept it.

    The bottom line is women can and should be able to feed their kids where and how they feel comfortable. In California, that is the law and honestly should be everywhere.

    1. Dave

      Why should nursing mothers hide? If you have a problem, look away. Simple solution to a problem which shouldn’t exist.

  3. Tamara

    People like that are just looking for attention. Disney and other parks have quiet rooms to take your child into. I am all for breastfeeding, but not as an exhibition for strangers.

    1. Grace

      I’m, no. “People like that” are trying to live their life and feed their kid without grinding everything to a fault and scuttle off to hide their child’s nourishment from the eyes of fools who act like an 7th grader about boobs. They are for feeding babies. The secondary sexual characteristics are set aside for the feeding of little ones.
      Your assumption is false, gross, and ignorant.

      1. Denise

        I agree with she was out to get attention. She could of covered up with a light covering or anything! It’s called respecting everyone! Your assumption that people don’t want it in public cause they view it sexually and that is ignorant!! Some don’t want to explain to their children, some find it offensive seeing a 2 or 3 year old still being nursed, it happens! Some people value modesty and find it vulgar to just pop out a breast! It’s not always about sex, that’s childish to assume and state. Not hard to cover up or go to private room.

    2. Denise

      I’ve never had problems with mothers breastfeeding in public cause they respectfully would cover their breast n feeding child with scarf or something. They respected everyone’s beliefs. Just pulling out a breast n having a child nurse, some people are not comfortable with that. It’s not hard to cover up and respect everyone!

  4. Caveman had a better understanding of what something totally natural was ,it’s sad that we live in a world that still can’t get the very basic and natural to a women and child right and children don’t make a big deal out of it some under educated people do.women and children alike can’t seem to catch a break, if it were men breastfeeding every convenance and support would be available to him

  5. Gareth Bowen

    I’m surprised this was an issue, especially as the French have always seemed more Liberal. Even most Brits don’t make a fuss about it, and we’re meant to be prudes.
    It’s even in UK law that you can’t stop a mother breastfeeding.

  6. Willa Thompson

    I love the Polynesian Resort. We have been there many times over the years. I have always felt that it is the most conveniently located hotel in WDW, it is also the most beautiful as long as I get my favorite building. It’s been a while but I would love to go again.

  7. Cary

    I breastfed and consider myself conservative. I cover up in public mostly. However I normally don’t use the baby breastfeeding centers because whenever my baby is hungry I am never near one. Walking across a park with a crying hungry baby lugging the stroller around never made sense to me so I sit wherever is closest in shade to feed. I usually start with a cover because that makes me more comfortable but if my baby starts sweating under the cover than I have to ditch it. Or once I was in a 30 minute line and my son insisted on feeding and I didn’t want to give up my space in line and feed him in line. If parks want to enforce breastfeeding in baby centers only than there should be a baby center in every main area in the park.

  8. Cassie

    When I was visiting “The Other Parks” in Orlando, I attempted to take my crying 6 mo old across the park to their care center to nurse. I was stopped in the middle of the walkway by another guest who proceeded to shame me for “letting my baby cry” and said I should tending to their needs instead of continuing on with my day.

    Yup. She stepped in front of me and the stroller to stop us to tell me I needed to go do what I was already attempting to do. I was so shocked someone got in my face to judge me that I didn’t say anything and just walked away. And burst into tears bc you better believe nursing is stressful already.

    I stopped caring about using the Baby Care Centers after that. If people are going to be upset either way, I’m going to do what’s easiest for me and Baby. Nursing mothers can’t win.

    1. Melanie Durham

      You shouldn’t care what other people think! It wasn’t her business anyway! That makes me so mad!

  9. SG

    So glad to read these comments where breastfeeding wherever you and baby need to, is acceptable and encouraged. Thank you humane humans, well done!

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