Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley has tabled congratulated Hamilton Accies for signing up as a breastfeeding friendly football ground.
Hamilton Accies recently declared Douglas 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.
Commenting, Angela said:
“I am delighted that Hamilton Accies 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”.