Greenock Morton recently declared Cappielow Park as a breastfeeding friendly football ground, following a nationwide campaign by the SNP MP, Alison Thewliss. Almost 70% of football clubs in Scotland have now signed up to the campaign for breastfeeding friendly stadiums.
I am delighted that Greenock Morton have signed up to this excellent initiative. It’s very encouraging that so many folk are uniting to make Scottish football a breastfeeding friendly environment.
The 2005 Breastfeeding Act specifically makes it an offence to stop a mother or child from breastfeeding in public and that is a hugely welcome protection. However, what gives further reassurance to breastfeeding mums is for as many places as possible to be pro-active and declare themselves ‘breastfeeding friendly’.
Football crowds have changed a lot over the years and stadiums are becoming a much more family friendly environment. The vast majority of clubs understand the need to build future generations of fans.
By making a positive declaration that stadiums are breastfeeding friendly, this will go some way to letting people know that breastfeeding is normal and no-one should feel excluded from coming along to the football.
Warren Hawke, Morton chief executive added:
“We at Greenock Morton were keen to show our full support for Alison’s campaign by declaring Cappielow a breastfeeding friendly stadium.
“As a community club, we feel it is vitally important that we offer as inclusive an environment as possible for all supporters and so we are eager to reassure breastfeeding mothers that they will me made most welcome and fully accommodated within the ground.”