Breastfeeding Mom Asked To Leave Meeting

This mom hopes to help close the gaps on laws protecting nursing in public.

Breastfeeding mom, Ashly Cosgrove of Canada, was asked to leave her insurance adjuster's office for nursing her newborn. The woman and her family found themselves at the adjuster’s office after their storage locker was broken into. Unfortunately, they not only have the storage claim to file, but Cosgrove plans to file a human rights complaint now.

As for her claim on the storage locker, the dispute between her and the adjuster regarding her breastfeeding in his office did not subside until Cosgrove stopped breastfeeding in order to finish the claim.

Breastfeeding is considered to be covered under human rights laws. Barbara Green, a Toronto lawyer specializing in human rights, believes the current laws are left open to interpretation and need to do a better job of addressing a mother's right to breastfeed.

Green recognizes some people are uncomfortable around nursing mothers, but in Cosgrove's case, she believes the adjuster could have approached the situation differently.

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"I thought we were past this," Cosgrove told CBC News. "Especially when you go to the hospital when you have a baby, the first thing everyone's approaching [you] about is you need to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is best for the baby. Breastfeeding on demand…but then you go out into the world, and all of a sudden, you're not allowed to breastfeed here, you can't breastfeed there....It's hard."

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Sandee Gruner

Sandee Gruner

Sandee Gruner is a full-time working mom with a love for writing and communications. She resides in Southern California with her husband and two children, where she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring local attractions and volunteering.

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