According to Fuks, a lifeguard of the YMCA approached her and told her she could not breast-feed by the pool.
"Ansley is a paid member of the YMCA too," Fuks said.
Senior Programs Director at the YMCA Diane Carr said there is no food or water allowed in the pool area and exceptions cannot be made. |link|
A group of mothers who want the Ann Arbor YMCA to change its policy of not allowing breast-feeding in the swimming pool area plans to stage a "nurse-in'' Saturday.
"We're going to sit and nurse our babies, hopefully to get our point across,'' said Dragun, who said she breast-feeds her 16-month old son. "The plan is to show that there's a large community outcry, and we're saying, 'this policy is not OK and it needs to change.' Our goal is to get them to have a more mother-baby friendly policy in their pool area.'' |link|
The head of the Ann Arbor YMCA says the Y will drop its prohibition against mothers breast-feeding in the swimming pool area if the City Council, as expected, adopts new ordinances aimed at protecting mothers' nursing rights. |link|