No eating or drinking — not even a nip!
A British mom says she was mortified when a museum worker scolded her for breastfeeding in an area where “no food and drink are allowed.”
“I felt utterly humiliated like a little girl at school, just getting told off, I didn’t know what to say,” mom Fae Church, 35, of Haverhill told Cambridge Live.
Church was visiting the Cambridge Zoology Museum with her family on Saturday when her 3-month-old son, Reuben, got hungry, she said
She found a private corner of the building to nurse but soon noticed a museum worker giving her the stink eye.
“I hope you don’t mind, I just made this my breastfeeding corner,” the mother of two told the woman.
“There was a sort of silence and she looked at me again and she went ‘actually no, it’s not ok because no food and drink are allowed to be consumed in the museum,” Fae said.
“I stared at her, my jaw slightly went open, and I didn’t know what to say, she then said ‘there is a café upstairs, you should have gone there,” she said.
Church said she felt ashamed, so she quickly wrapped up — but soon felt bottled up with anger.
“Especially from a woman, I found it quite shocking,” she said. “She seemed disgruntled with me. It was just bizarre and it left me really shaken up.”
The museum later apologized, saying the worker had acted like a boob.
“On behalf of all the staff and volunteers at the Museum of Zoology we can only apologize wholeheartedly for what happened to Fae and the way she was made to feel. We absolutely allow and welcome breastfeeding and bottle-feeding in all our public spaces,” it said.
“The volunteer she spoke to made an unfortunate mistake, one which is not reflective of our culture or policy.”