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An Ohio museum has now apologized after a Pennsylvania mother’s Facebook post about breast-feeding drew a flurry of responses.
Emily Locke, of Beaver Falls, said that she was breastfeeding her nine month old at the Cleveland History Center over the weekend when an employee told her it violated the museum’s policy.
When Locke refused to move, another employee approached her and told her she had to move to a private area. She then told Locke that it was a family museum. Locke replied that this was a family moment. The museum employee then told her that she was just trying to protect the innocent children. Locke said she was shocked.
The museum employee eventually walked away and Locke finished feeding her son. But later, the Western Reserve Historical Society released a statement saying that there is no policy against breastfeeding at the center, and mothers are welcome to nurse their children anywhere on the premises. The museum employees have since been disciplined.
The museum contacted the Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance and found that breastfeeding is allowed in all public places in Ohio. Locke has accepted the museum’s apology and said she may visit again someday.
- From the Spring 2016 newsletter