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Mother Banned from Breastfeeding Infant Because of “No Food or Drink” Policy

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Mother Banned from Breastfeeding Infant Because of “No Food or Drink” Policy

A mother was ordered to stop breastfeeding her baby next to a Nottingham swimming pool because of — get this — a rule banning “food and drink” in the area.

Hey, if my Johnny can’t have his Twizzlers, then your baby can’t have his milk!  Tit for tat.

City Council officials have stayed abreast of the situation, since redrafting the wording of the rules:

“We have clarified the policy at our leisure centers to make it absolutely clear that someone breastfeeding should not be treated the same as someone who is eating and drinking in the swimming pool areas.”

And absolutely clear, it is.  Only The Laughing Stork has a peek at the pool’s new signage:

Officials expect the new center to become the most popular area of the pool.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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