Moms Harassed for Nursing in a Mall -- and More Breastfeeding Scandals!

From the breastfeeding mom called out in court to the one who was called a "stripper" in church, read on for the biggest breastfeeding scandals ever. (32 Photos)

Jenna McCarthy on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:05AM

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Mom Breastfeeding in Water Park Told to Cover Up

a Jenna McCarthy on Jul 17, 2012 at 5:00PM

A trip to the pool on a hot summer day went from going, well, swimmingly, to causing some heated controversy when Charlotte Dirkes was asked to refrain from breast-feeding her 10-month-old son in the kiddie pool at Pirates Cove water park in Englewood, Colo. Dirkes tells Denver's ABC affiliate that guest complaints led staff to ask the mom to "stop, cover up or go somewhere private." Pirates Cove has since apologized, according to the network, but the news sparked a debate on Facebook (and in the iVillage community!) between breastfeeding advocates and those who say Dirkes should have fed her baby elsewhere out of respect for others and the possibility that breast milk (a bodily fluid) might get in the water.

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