So can be breastfeeding mother be “dignified”, be your representative? It seems not, at least to a neanderthal* council in northern England:
A former mayor has successfully sued her council for discrimination after she was banned from breast-feeding while using the official limousine.
When Pauleen Lane, 41, became mayor of Trafford council in Greater Manchester, she was told she would not be able to use the mayoral Volvo to take her baby son with her to official engagements.
She was told to drive behind in her own car, while an attendant travelled in the limousine with the official chain of office….
Paul Gilroy, QC, for Trafford council, argued that Ms Lane could have expressed breast milk and left her son in the care of someone else. But the former mayor said she was unable to express sufficient milk.
Trafford council’s chief executive David McNulty said: “The reputation and dignity of our mayor as our first citizen is important to the council as it is to local people. We have done and will continue to do our best to uphold the reputation of this civic post.”
* Apologies to any neanderthal reading this, but it seems an appropriate adjective….