A first time mother banned from breastfeeding her baby in a cafe has welcomed all the support she’s received.
Last week our front page story revealed Louise Ward-Bergeman, who was told she couldn’t feed her sixweek- old daughter Edith in the Pumpkin Cafe, Bedford Train Station, was joined by a group of other mums in a demonstration (pictured).
We have since received several responses from readers, some shocked at Liz Burton, from Flitwick, said: “Well done to Louise and her friends in standing up for their right to breastfeed in public.” Mrs Coles from Bedford added: “Firstly, I was utterly appalled that, in this day and age, we still have the narrow-mindedness displayed on this issue.
“Secondly, I was uplifted by the women's demonstration against this ignorance.” But not everyone had the same view. Christine Fuller from Bedford said: “I don’t like to see mothers breastfeeding in public. It isn't necessary in this day and age.
“Some women are always banging on about how natural it is, well so is having sex and going to the loo but no one does that in cafes.
“They are just exhibitionists. So put them away, no one wants to see them.”