Moms Stage ‘Nurse-In’ Protest After a Texas Mom Was Kicked Out of a Public Pool for Breastfeeding

A Texas City mom was forced to leave a public swimming pool over the weekend for breastfeeding her son.

Misty Daugereaux was visiting the Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center in Texas City, Texas Sunday with two 4-year-olds and her 10-month-old son, Maxx.

The Texas mom says she was breastfeeding Maxx when a lifeguard approached her and told her to cover up. When she didn’t comply, the pool manager then told her to follow the pool rules and cover up or leave. When she continued to dare feed her son, a Texas City police officer showed up and escorted her and the three children from the pool.

I got kicked out of Nessler Family Aquatica In TEXAS CITY today for…

Posted by Misty Daugereaux on Sunday, June 9, 2019

Understandably “hurt, embarrassed and ASHAMED,” Daugereaux says she left the pool with tears [pouring] down her face.

In the State of Texas, a mother “is entitled to breast-feed her baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be,” according to the Texas Health and Safety Code. This means, there was absolutely zero precedent for Daugereaux to be ejected from the pool for breastfeeding.

Outraged by the events that unfolded Sunday, a group of Texas moms gathered at the pool Monday and rallied in support of Daugereaux and mother’s rights.

“I think it’s especially ironic that there are women in swimsuit tops that barely cover their breasts and it’s shameful to see a mother feeding her child?” said Angela Dunn, a mother and grandmother who took part in Monday’s nurse-in. “It doesn’t make sense,” she added.

As the moms rallied Monday, the Texas City Police Department released body camera video taken of the pool incident on Facebook.

Police Body Camera Video

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