Breastfeeding Mum Branded 'Disgusting' And Ordered To Leave Job Centre

14/08/2014 16:52 | Updated 22 May 2015

Breastfeeding mum branded 'disgusting' and ordered to leave job centre

A job centre worker branded a breastfeeding mother 'disgusting' and ordered her to leave.

Mum-of-five Tara Powell, 29, was being interviewed for Income Support when her hungry four-month-old baby Preston started to cry.

Her interviewer then said she felt 'uncomfortable' with the breastfeeding and halted the meeting, delaying Tara's application.

Tara said: "She kept saying it was disgusting. She was really irate and shouting at me.

"When I refused to stop feeding she said she was cancelling the appointment and I would have to book another time.

"There's no law against it and I can feed my baby anywhere I like."

Tara, from Orpington, Kent, has now made an official complaint. No one from the centre in nearby Bromley was available for comment.

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