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If you could change 1 thing in Shetland, what would it be?


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Breastfeeding facilities? We're supposed to use breastfeeding facilities? Just go to a cafe, have a cuppa and a nice slice of cake and pop 'em out. They're not allowed to complain :P (as far as I am aware) I wouldn't know where else to go otherwise, except Tesco has a nice handy chair in the changing room. MacKay's has let me feed in the childrens clothes section too (I do ask if it's ok if I'm in a shop). They have a chair near the baby girl clothes.

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The lack of breastfeeding facilities in the town!

 

Khitajrah is right - I remember a leaflet being delivered a few years ago saying it was now an offence for anyone to prevent or stop breastfeeding of a child under 2 in a public place. A quick Google search suggests it probably comes under the "Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Act 2005".

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The lack of breastfeeding facilities in the town!

 

Khitajrah is right - I remember a leaflet being delivered a few years ago saying it was now an offence for anyone to prevent or stop breastfeeding of a child under 2 in a public place. A quick Google search suggests it probably comes under the "Breastfeeding etc (Scotland) Act 2005".

 

It's UK wide thing and there is some law somewhere about women are allowed to breastfeed in the public gallery of the house of commons.

Problem is not too many women are confident to whip it out - so to say in public. But usually if you ask in many shops/cafes if there's somewhere quiet, most are quite obliging and will show you to staff room or quiet corner.

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This is maybe turning in to a different thread, but I agree with MJ and feel it is something to do with confidence. It is something that can be done very discreetly, you shouldn't have to ask permisision to feed your child, I feed both mine on demand, wherever and whenever I needed too - technique, suitable clothing and use of a blanket meant most of the time it was never noticed. And usually if anyone did I notice it was a positive reaction was commended for it both in Ireland with my first and here in Shetland with the second!

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As above re travel but ... and this is sooooo sad ...

 

... Get rid of Tesco and if a supermarket must be there, at least make it a Sainsbury's. I can't believe the price of some things in Lerwick Tesco compared to Sainsbury's in Ilford, Essex! Down with Grotesquescos :lol:

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