Mothers in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata said they will protest outside a mall where employees told a woman to nurse her baby in a toilet and then mocked her complaint on its Facebook page. The women said they hope to challenge what they say are increasingly conservative attitudes toward breastfeeding in public.
“Our mothers and grandmothers breastfed openly. I don’t know where this change came from,” said Trisha Ghosh Moitra, a young mother who plans to take part in the protest planned for next week. “We want to normalise breastfeeding,” she said by phone from Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal state. (RTRS)