Breastfeeding Mother Harassed on Bus For Nursing Newborn

On 6/24/11, Ms Afrykayn Moon was told to stop nursing her newborn on the bus. The driver, a woman, working for Oakland SMART transit in Michigan, actually pulled the bus to a stop, all the while passengers were saying the driver needed to drive they didn’t want to be late to work, called dispatch and the police. Long story short the mom held her ground, continued nursing her baby and rode the bus to her final stop.BREASTFEEDING NURSE-IN TO HELP SHOW OUR SUPPORT TO Ms Moon who the driver tried to throw off the bus, it will be FRIDAY JULY 1 AT 9AM AT OAKLAND COUNTY SMART BUS TERMINAL IN MICHIGAN. We will show the SMART bus staff that we breastfeeding mommies stick together and most importantly educate them.

If you are not currently lactating you can still come and show your support by having signs. This will be a peaceful educational event. Your support is needed and welcomed!

Check out the full story; http://www.drmomma.org/2011/06/detroit-mother-ordered-off-bus-for.html

If you’re going to the Nurse in at the Oakland Terminal the address is 2021 Barrett, Troy MI 48084. Everyone is meeting there at 9am. I plan to attend the nurse in and hope to see some familiar faces.

There will also be  a conference call Wednesday June 29 at 9pm to answer any questions you may have 213-417-9250 please email Keva Williams at candiestaken@gmail.com for the access code . Please repost this everywhere you would like.
 
Question: What do you think about what Ms. Moon encountered? What are your thoughts on public breastfeeding? Have you ever breastfed in public and if so, what were some of the responses you received?
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2 Responses to “Breastfeeding Mother Harassed on Bus For Nursing Newborn”

  1. marriagecoach1 Says:

    Please, we have women exposing their breasts in movies all the time but a mother breast feeding her baby. We live in truly schizophrenic times in this puritanical country.

    blessings on you and yours
    John

  2. joannawillis Says:

    Yes so true. People dont mind women walking around half nake in public but a nursing mother cant feed her hungry baby discreetly in public. When a baby is hungry his/her mother needs to nurse, if she didnt nurse the baby everyone would be mad that the baby was crying and disturbing people.


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