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Niagara Falls mom claims she was kicked out of doctor's office while breastfeeding

Posted: 6:12 PM, Oct 25, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-26 10:11:23-04

Nolah Carter is the mom of one year old, Nature Carter. Carter claims kicked out she was kicked out of Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center in Niagara Falls when she was approached by a worker in the waiting room as she was breastfeeding her daughter.

“That’s when sister Nora comes out and she says ‘That’s inappropriate you can’t do that in here,’" Carter said. “She’s the person when you go to the doctor’s office, you should be able to talk to her about anything if you need anything, she’s the person that you could come to for help.”

Mount St. Mary's sent a statement to 7 Eyewitness News: 

Mount St. Mary’s respects the right of all patients to breastfeed their children and encourages breastfeeding in its hospital and health centers. We have been recognized for our efforts to promote breastfeeding, offering special programs, services, and accommodations to support breastfeeding mothers. The hospital’s Neighborhood Health Center offers a variety of services to patients of all ages. To create a more comfortable environment for a mom who was breastfeeding in the center’s waiting room, and other patients who were waiting for their appointments, we offered the mom a private room to feed her baby. When she declined the offer, she was politely asked to cover up. At no time was she asked to leave the center.

It is legal in all 50 states for a mother to breastfeed her child in public. 

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