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A Queensland mum has been left feeling embarrassed and ashamed after a theme park employee told her she had to breastfeed her daughter in a filthy toilet.

Mimi Lo, a 37-year-old IT worker, was feeding 14-month-old Candice at Movie World when a male staff member demanded she stop doing it in public, The Gold Coast Bulletin reports.

Mimi is now too embarrassed to show her face for fear of people judging her.

“I feel so ashamed, I feel like I’ve done something very wrong,’’ she said.

“People were staring at me when it happened. I said, `Of course, I’m sorry’ to the man but when I went to the toilet it was dirty and I didn’t want to feed my baby there.

“He wasn’t really talking directly to me because he didn’t want to see it. He was telling my mum who doesn’t even speak English saying I was only allowed to do it in the toilet.”

The theme park has since apologised, saying it had “let Ms Lo down”.

“Warner Bros. Movie World would like to apologise to the family for their experience at our theme park and that we let them down on this occasion,” a spokesman said.

“As a family-friendly destination, Movie World provides a welcoming environment for all our of guests, including breastfeeding mothers,” the park said in a statement.

WHAT?!? I will never understand why people are so degrading to women breastfeeding. Get a grip man!

This comes just days after Jetstar apologised to a Queensland mother who was asked to cover up while expressing breast milk during her flight. That mum also said “She made me feel like I was doing something dirty rather than something normal.”

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Image via Gold Coast Bulletin

  • I never received treatment like this with any of my children and I breast fed them all, it amazes me how this attitude towards feeding still exists! The only child I have used a feeding room for was my last as his older brother liked to play with the toys in the room while I fed

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  • Does this still really happen? Honestly, she is providing food to her child. I think the employee should be made to attend some professional development on this! And for the record, make all the other employees too so this stops happening. Poor mum!

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  • I feel sorry for this poor woman, she has every right to fed in public.

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  • Utterly disgraceful! This is against their human rights and no woman she be made to feel ashamed about feeding her baby. Would anyone else be told to go and drink and eat in a filthy toilet! Shame, shame, shame!

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  • Honestly this sort of thing just has to stop.
    As parents perhaps we need to educate our sons and daughters that breast feeding is a normal thing and thats actually what breasts are designed for. Perhaps if we start educating our children they will go on to bring about change so that this sort of drama stops happening.

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  • How terrible. That poor lady. I hope that man got into big trouble

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  • Men just freak out about breasts and lose all common sense.

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  • I would think if you can supply a prayer room for religion, you xan supply a clean and adequately supplied parents room!

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  • It was only recently their was a breastfeeding issue on a JetStar flight. I would refuse to move. It’s not illegal to breastfeed in public. I would have quietly continued feeding and ignoring the ignorant employee telling me to move

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  • This is just awful. Employees really need to be better educated.

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  • Absolutely not nice of that man to address the mother in that way!!

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  • I would have ignored the employee if I’d been the mum in this scenario.

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  • I don’t understand why people have an issue with breast feeding. You see more boob in a bikini than when a baby is feeding


    • i agree with your comment. If some of the ladies in bikinis. In fact I daw a woman “lose” her strapless bikini top in a pool…and she was in there alone.

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  • IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, DON’T LOOK! How hard is that?!!! Women have the right to feed their babies wherever they want. I can’t believe how ridiculous its becoming.

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  • The Theme Park ought to do more than apologise to the family, that ought sack that employee and ensure a rigorous training program be implemented for all current and future staff on womens rights. completely unacceptable!

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