Mother Says Dentist Reprimanded Her For Breastfeeding Child
IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York dental office is getting criticism after a dentist allegedly reprimanded a mother trying to breastfeed her child.
Irondequoit resident Tiffany Elliot posted an account of her experience on Facebook Saturday, writing that she was "shamed" for attempting to feed her 9-month-old daughter while her 5-year-old daughter was in the dentist's chair.
The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports Elliot says she explained her legal rights to breastfeed her child, but the dentist ignored her and told her to find a new dentist.
The owner of the dental practice, Michael Wilson, says the office has a policy allowing mothers to breastfeed in the office. Wilson says the dentist told him she planned to leave the room until Elliot was finished, but was interrupted by Elliot.