poolside nursing

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2007
poolside nursing
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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 10:41am
We are headed to an indoor water park hotel for a few days and I was wondering about pool side nursing. I tried to Google and came up with a bunch of different controversial articles about. Anyone know the law on it or had experiences? We will be in OH. Thanks!
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-04-2007
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 1:16pm
Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 3781.55 (2005) provides that a mother is entitled to breastfeed her baby in any location of a place of public accommodation wherein the mother is otherwise permitted. (SB 41) - What I found on Ohio BFing.

I know we hear a lot about BFing moms getting harrassed/kicked out of places, but I suspect that's because that not getting harrassed while nursing isn't that exciting of a story :). Personal experience has been that it's a nonissue. If you're uncomfortable or baby is distracted by all the people you can always cover up a bit with a towel or those nursing covers.



Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 2:10pm
Thanks for jumping in with the info, Sarah. Wear a tankini and just do it. I wouldn't worry too much about it. Have a great trip!
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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-21-2009
Fri, 04-13-2012 - 11:54am

Dying to know how did the water park trip go? Was just at one with my grandkids and loved it. Hope you didn’t have any problems.

Warmly,

Kathy Kuhn IBCLC

iVillage lactation consultant

and Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and newbie expected in June

Kathy Kuhn IBCLC ivillage lactation consultant Grammy to Brennan, Elias, Elianna, Tahlia, Makenna, Maura, Silas, and Charlotte

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2007
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 3:13pm
I just did it. Wore a tank over my suit and just pulled my top down. It was was easy. No looks or harassment. The hardest part was him being distracted :)
Community Leader
Registered: 06-10-2008
Fri, 04-20-2012 - 4:26pm
Good to hear! Glad everything went well!
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