Survey shows support for breastfeeding in public

NZ Herald Jul 8, 2010

More than half of New Zealanders are okay with mothers breastfeeding in public, but a minority still prefer babies be fed in the restroom. Results from the Breastmates breastfeeding survey, released yesterday, show 61 per cent feel comfortable with women breastfeeding in public. However 19 per cent of those surveyed are not so keen. Out of those who were not comfortable, 25 per cent agreed that when mothers were at a restaurant, they should be encouraged to breastfeed in the restroom – rather than at the table. The remaining 23 per cent of that group believed that children aged 12 months and more should be breastfed in public.