Despite the outrage any breastfeeding mom feels about hearing another mom asked to leave a public place for feeding her baby as nature intended (let alone involving the police), there may be more to this story.
What was the customer complaint really about? Globe and Mail reports the mother changed her baby’s diaper at the table.
I certainly agree there are sanitation concerns in this situation. What if the child had rotavirus, for example? I do think the Dunkin Donuts staff could have handled the situation better by simply asking the mother to change her child’s diaper in another location, as well as remedy the situation by putting changing tables in their bathrooms. Calling the police seems a bit extreme.
Personally, I never use the diaper changing caddies in public restrooms (did I mention I fear rotavirus?). I would much rather change my child’s diaper in the car on a receiving blanket. It is not that I want privacy, I just fear germs in public bathrooms in general.
Were the police called over the diaper changing incident or was it really breastfeeding? Jezebel reports:
Whatever the cause of the police report, it’s best to steer clear of Dunkin Donuts for your health anyways.