VIDEO: Mums in protest rally after breast-feeding woman branded a ‘tramp’

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Three north Northumberland mums organised a quiet protest in support of a woman branded a tramp for breast-feeding in public.

Janet Murphy, from Howick, was shocked when she heard the story of Emily Slough, from Staffordshire, being criticised for feeding her daughter.

Sarah McGenity with Olivia and Georgina, Julia Langley with Alice and Janet Murphy with Charlotte.

Sarah McGenity with Olivia and Georgina, Julia Langley with Alice and Janet Murphy with Charlotte.

So the 34-year-old, friend Julia Langley and breast-feeding support worker Sarah McGenity organised a protest at Grey’s Monument in Newcastle.

Janet, who has a seven-and-a-half-month-old daughter, Charlotte, organised the event after setting up an event page on Facebook and there was a huge amount of interest in it.

She said: “We decided to do it really to support the mum from Staffordshire and to raise awareness that is it normal and natural for a mother to feed her child however, wherever and whenever they feel.”

Janet added that bar one incident when her daughter was around eight weeks old, she has never had a problem with breast-feeding in public.

She said: “There are some really good places in Alnwick.

“We’d like to say thank-you to everyone that turned up and to Andrew Hodgson at Sportsworld who made a banner for us, for free, to support what we were doing.

“It was a fantastic day and I think there were between 40 and 60 people there.”

 

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