Breastfeeding mother sacked from cinema for watching 15-rated movie

According to reports, the breastfeeding mother was in the cinema for one hour when manager asked her to leave

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A mother, Emma was sacked from Cineworld in Cheltenham after officials noticed she was breastfeeding her 13-week-old baby while watching a 15-rated film.

The member of staff approached Emma one hour through the film and said she had to leave because her son was underage.

Narrating her ordeal, Emma said she had her baby in her arms when she bought her tickets and nothing was said to her then. She also said Isaac was not making any noise during the film. 

'I sat down and started to watch the film,' said Emma. "When I could see Isaac wake and start wriggling I took him to the dark entrance and fed him out of the way where no-one could see I didn't want to offend anyone.

The manager walked past twice sorting some other people who had issues with their seats and he smiled at me. He then returned about an hour into the film and asked to speak to me outside".

Emma said she was then asked to leave the cinema because Isaac was under 15.

'When I explained I couldn't leave my 13-week-old as I was feeding on demand he said that was just the rules because he was underage,' she added.

She even had to leave her baby with a Cineworld member of staff as she was not even allowed to take him back into the screen to collect her bag.

'I was so embarrassed but also cross at the way it was handled and the ridiculousness of it. I cried which I don't usually do' she said. 

Emma's friends have expressed their outrage with supportive comments on Facebook.

'That's ridiculous, he's not exactly watching it is he,' said Heather Turner.

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