Breastfeeding banned at breastfeeding summit

Mums were told they were not welcome to breastfeed at the breastfeeding event. Picture: Julie Bull
Mums were told they were not welcome to breastfeed at the breastfeeding event. Picture: Julie Bull
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Organisers of a government summit on breastfeeding have been blasted by politicians and doctors after they told mums they were not welcome to breastfeed at the event.

Delegates who asked to bring their babies to the conference at Murrayfield Stadium were told by officials the venue “is not designed to accommodate breastfeeding”.

But last night bosses were seen to backtrack, promising an extension to baby changing facilities.

Labour MSP Elaine Smith said: “It’s astonishing that breastfeeding mothers were not welcome at a conference on the very issue.”

A spokesman for the organisers said: “We have arranged for an extension to the baby changing facilities and a quiet area to ensure all who wish to attend can.”