Mum Banned From Breastfeeding Baby In Hospital Waiting Room

20/11/2017 17:32 GMT

St. Cross Hospital, Rugby, Warwickshire, England, UK

A mum was banned from breastfeeding her newborn baby in a hospital waiting room in case it offended other patients, she claims.

Gemma Murphy was reduced to tears after hospital staff told her she could not feed her six-week-old baby, Niamh, while she waited for a blood test with her husband.

The 37-year-old had phoned the hospital before arriving to confirm she would be allowed to breastfeed - but claimed that nurses told her to feed her daughter in a private room.

Gemma, who is married to 43-year-old Paul, told