VIDEO: Mums stage protest outside supermarket over breastfeeding row

A supermarket has apologised after suggesting that the mother of a newborn baby could use a disabled toilet to breastfeed.

Morrisons on Sutton Road was forced to issue the apology after new mum Michelle Garner inquired about feeding her six-week-old tot in the cafe area of the store.

Mums from the Nottinhamshire Breast Feeding Network meet outside the Morrisons superstore in Sutton to protest about their treatment of a nursing mother who visited the store recently.

Mums from the Nottinhamshire Breast Feeding Network meet outside the Morrisons superstore in Sutton to protest about their treatment of a nursing mother who visited the store recently.

But because the chairs are screwed down with little space to manoeuvre, staff then would not get her another chair and suggested using the toilet.

In response, a group of angry mothers representing the Nottingham Breastfeeding Mums Network staged a protest outside the Sutton Road supermarket on Thursday.

One protestor said: “It’s not on, we would not eat our lunch in a toilet and neither should our children be asked to.”

However, Morrisons has been quick to offer an apology with a spokesman saying the mum was given ‘poor options’ at the store.

A Morrisons spokesperson said: “We’re sorry for what happened - the options offered to the customer to breastfeed her baby were not good enough. We welcome mums and their babies in our store and we know that it’s important to offer every assistance to make them comfortable.

“We will be ensuring that all colleagues at the store understand what support we expect them to offer breastfeeding mums”

The mums were also invited into the cafe during Thursday’s protest.