Mum claims she was asked to leave a bowling venue with her baby daughter.
Marion Falla and her three-month-old baby were enjoying a night out with family and friends at Strike Bowling in Melbourne Central on Friday.
But the night ended just half an hour later when the group was asked to leave about 8pm when the venue started serving alcohol, 7 News reported.
The Melbourne mother said she thought the ‘family-friendly’ venue would be a suitable place to have her daughter there.
‘I could’ve taken her to the pub but ironically that would’ve been legal but I thought a less suitable environment to have a three-month-old baby in,’ she said.
‘Clearly there’s no chance a three-month-old would be drinking anything other than milk.’
7 News reported the group were given a full refund and the venue has since invited the mother-of-one and her baby back.
The company’s website says ‘no under 18s are allowed in all Strike Venues (excluding Strike Macquarie) after 8pm’.
A Strike Bowling spokesperson said the policy was designed to ‘offer a protected and safe experience for our guests of all ages’.
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However Australian Breastfeeding Association spokesperson, Rebecca Naylor, said we should not be isolating new mums. “It’s hard to get out with a baby and we need women out and about with their friends.”
We should be encouraging families to head out together, not restricting them. What do you think?
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