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A mother asked to cover up at a city swimming pool in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada last week received an apology from the city.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Following Dezort's complaint, staff have been reminded that breastfeeding is allowed at all city facilities.<br><br>
"In fact, we welcome it," he said, "and have asked our staff to specifically accommodate parents that have any baby needs — breastfeeding, diapering, all of those things."</td>
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<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/05/11/ottawa-breastfeeding-apology.html" target="_blank">http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2010/...g-apology.html</a><br><br>
I would have liked to have seen a statement about the importance of breastfeeding from Ottawa Public Health accompany the apology. The apology came quickly and was definitive though - breastfeeding in swimming pools is welcomed in Ottawa. Kudos to the city for acting quickly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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It happened again, this time in Winnipeg. The Mayor apologised to the mum. But much to our delight, she didn't leave it there. She orchestrated a nurse-in at the offending pool with a bunch of her buddies!<br><br><a href="http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2010/05/22/mb-breast-feeding-event-pool-10522.html" target="_blank">http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/st...ool-10522.html</a>
 
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