Museum backs breastfeeding after viral FB post

Posted at 8:43 PM, Mar 23, 2016

An Ohio museum is encouraging breastfeeding after a Facebook post describing an interaction between two museum workers and a Pennsylvania mother went viral.
Emily Locke of Beaver Falls said she was breastfeeding her 9-month-old baby at the Cleveland History Center on Monday when an employee told her she wasn't allowed to and that breastfeeding violated the museum's policy. When Locke refused to move, another employee approached her and told her she had to move to a private area.


This past weekend I was in my sisters wedding. It was a beautiful day darkened by one situation. While taking pictures...

Posted by Emily Locke on Monday, March 21, 2016

Center Director Angie Lowrie responded to Locke's post apologizing for the incident.
Lowrie said they've contacted the Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance and plan to train staff on how to address breastfeeding in public spaces.