Breastfeeding Mom Files Discrimination Lawsuit Against College
[Editor's Note: An Ohio woman has filed a lawsuit against Bryant & Stratton College claiming she was denied the right to breastfeed. Tara at Young Mommy Life asks some questions as to why this is happening and provides some good points. What are your thoughts? -Jenna]
As part of my studies I’ve focused on support available to students with children and giving them access to lactation rooms is a big part of that. My thoughts? That if lactation rooms are available (and really, they just need to be an enclosed room with a chair and an outlet), students should be able to use them. It’s not about making “exceptions” for certain people or giving certain students a special privilege.
It’s about ensuring the rights of breastfeeding mothers. I’m not sure how letting one student out to pump for 15 minutes is a distraction to the class, particularly since it was a nursing program. You’re going in the health field and a breastfeeding mom is a distraction to you? Methinks you should be studying something else.
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