Most support breastfeeding
A BALLINA mum has continued to defend her decision to breastfeed her child while on a blow-up tube in "slow-moving water" at the Wet'n'Wild theme park.
Belinda Lang, 29, was asked by lifeguards to stop breastfeeding her 18-month-old daughter, Elorah, at the Calypso Beach attraction on November 27.
After complaining to the theme park about the discrimination, she received an apology.
The Northern Star's online poll found 79% of respondents believed no-one should stop a woman from breastfeeding.
An Eltham reader wrote: "Does it really matter whether she fed her child on an inflatable tube or sitting on a seat somewhere in the park? What is the difference?! Breastfeeding a baby is natural!!"
But others believe Ms Lang should have got out of the water to feed her baby.
A Lismore mum posted: "As a mother of five children I know there are times when you have to breastfeed in public but was there any need to breastfeed in an inflatable tube."
Others said she should "wake up to herself" and "feed the child in safety".
But in response to the negativity, Ms Lang posted a reply, saying 99% of the feedback she had received was positive.
"I am a very proud and confident breastfeeding momma. I know that I was legally allowed to breastfeed there and we weren't hurting anyone, she was happy, I was happy," she said.