Mother says she was kicked out of pool in Texas Metropolis for breastfeeding


TEXAS CITY, Texas — A mom says she was faraway from a swimming pool in Texas Metropolis as a result of she was breastfeeding. In response, native breastfeeding mothers held a ‘nurse-in’ as a present of assist.

On Sunday, Misty Daugereaux went to Nessler Park Household Aquatic Heart along with her nephew and two sons. Her 10-month-old bought hungry, so she tried to discreetly breastfeed him.

Daugereaux says a lifeguard approached her and mentioned she could not do this there as a result of it was a public pool and towards their coverage. Daugereaux says she felt humiliated and harm.

The state of affairs finally ended with each the supervisor and Texas Metropolis police being known as.

“She mentioned you’ll want to cowl up or depart,” Daugereaux recalled. “She gave me the ultimatum. And I mentioned, ‘Properly, you present me in your coverage the place I have to cowl up and I will depart.’ And, she was telling me that it was not proper, that I wanted to cowl up. It was their coverage. And I mentioned, ‘Properly, you may go name whoever you’ll want to name, however I am not leaving for breastfeeding my son.'”

Metropolis leaders issued the next assertion:
“We, the Metropolis of Texas Metropolis are reviewing the nursing considerations raised on the Nessler Pool and the way it was addressed by our employees. We apologize to Misty Daugereaux as it’s clear she was offended by how she was handled at our Metropolis Facility. Metropolis insurance policies and procedures can be reviewed and revised as deemed needed. Any deficiencies concerning our worker’s actions can be addressed with additional coaching.”

Daugereaux says the “nurse-in” protesters are largely made up of mothers in a Galveston County breastfeeding assist group. She says the present of assist made her really feel highly effective and beloved.

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