A new mother has said that she was told to go and breastfeed her 10-week-old son in the women’s toilets at a branch of Costa Coffee.
Hollie Dixon, from Brighouse, said that she was left embarrassed at following the incident in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
She said she has rarely been out on her own since giving birth to her son and this would have been the first time she had attempted to breastfeed in public.
‘I felt embarrassed and walked out,’ said Miss Dixon, who had already paid for a hot chocolate and a bottle of water.
‘I was already annoyed because when I entered with my pram as every single person watched me struggle as it wasn’t a automatic door and I was trying to get in. Then to be made to feel like that was just horrible. He wouldn’t like eating in a toilet so why should my baby.’
Miss Dixon had already placed her drinks order and was paying for them when she asked if they had a particular area where mothers could breastfeed.
She only went to Costa Coffee because Denzel was upset at the time and wanted feeding.
The member of staff responded by telling her to feed him in the women’s toilets.
‘I was told that Costa welcomes breastfeeding mothers and that is why I felt comfortable going in there and trying to feed in public. I heard Costa even had special areas or breastfeeding corners to help mothers have more privacy. I guess these areas must just be the toilets.’
A gang of beggars have been caught paying for parking and leaving a car for the day as they went on the scrounge around Cambridge.
They were pictured getting out of the Romania registered VW Passat car on Saturday morning before heading to the city’s shopping arcades.
They were then seen splitting up to beg for money in different parts of the city centre.
Locals are so fed up with them that some have questioned whether one of the group who walks with a crutch is actually disabled.
According to a witness they left their SatNav on its cradle and they paid for parking from 9am until 6pm – the maximum time allowed.
When one of them was approached he said he was Italian and he said ‘I do not speak English’, according to MailOnline.
Lisa Jay from the British Red Cross said: ‘I have seen the man with the stick try his luck with myself and others as they walk into the bank. I have previously told him as I walked into the supermarket “I have no change”.