Last Monday, Kate Haslam took her son to a gym class at the Spring Valley YMCA in Limerick, Pa., like she does every Monday. Partway throug...
Woman Asked to Leave Baby Gym Class for Breastfeeding
“As we were finishing up two upper level management entered the room and approached us to tell me that I would need to nurse on the benches outside of the classroom as there were ‘men in this class that are uncomfortable.’” Haslam wrote in a Facebook post.
“A friend asked if they had a dedicated nursing area and we were told no we could nurse in the locker room.”
When Haslam pointed out that the locker room was coed, and therefore there would also be the possibility of “uncomfortable” men there, she was told that there were stalls with curtains and the YMCA would “prefer” she use the locker room or cover up.
“I explained that as a nursing mother being told to cover up and be hidden away isn’t making me comfortable and was against the law. The teacher and the associate director went back and forth telling me they can’t make me but they prefer women to cover up or go to locker room over and over to make all members comfortable.”