Utah School Shames Mother For Breastfeeding
A Utah mom wants the public to know that she was shamed by a middle school principal when she was asked not to breastfeed in the school lunchroom.
Mother-of-two Andrea Scannell said she wants people to know what happened to her, because ‘this kind of shaming, this kind of bullying, prevents other breastfeeding women from going out in public, from feeding their baby’.
Scannell attends the lunch program Mount Logan Middle School, which her son attends, and will usually breastfeed her young daughter while there because of the timing, according to Fox 13.
Last week she was given a letter by one of the worker’s and told: ‘I highly encourage you to read this.’
The letter, was signed by Mount Logan Middle School principal Michael E. Monson.
The letter said the school had received ‘concern from multiple patrons’ at the lunch program.
‘The concern is with the exposed breastfeeding of your baby,’ the letter said.
‘As a public school, we have children of all ages attending the lunch program.
‘We also have numerous adults who share a wide variety of personal views and views on raising their own children.’