Posted: 27 February, 2015
by Scoopla Life
Sydney Real Estate Agency’s Heartwarming Act For Breastfeeding Mums
The right for mothers to breastfeed in public often divides opinion… but what this company did to help women is truly incredible!
A staff member at Di Jones Real Estate in Sydney’s Woollahra saw a woman feeding her child while crouched on the floor in their shared public toilets and decided enough was enough.
General Manager Kylie Walsh took matters into her own hands by opening a room in their office to the public, for breastfeeding mums who want to escape the glares and judgement as they breastfeed.
“The motivation behind it was pretty simple,” Ms Walsh explained to news.com.au.
“There are a lot of working mums here in the office, I myself am a working mum, and we were just really disappointed to see so many mums sitting in the dirt on the floor in the space outside or inside the toilets trying to breastfeed.”
“We decided we wanted to give a bit of privacy to mum and bub, somewhere clean where they can breastfeed or change nappies, and it’s just been so popular. We’re met so many delightful mums, gorgeous babies, people really do appreciate it.”
Women often stop breastfeeding due to the issues involved, including being judged in public.
“Breastfeeding can be a hard skill to master and far too many women give up because of the difficulties they experience,” Kidspot’s Margaret Rafferty said.
“This problem is only exacerbated by the negativity many encounter when they breastfeed in public. For that reason, anything that helps women feel more confident about feeding their babies when they need to is to be welcomed.”
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