A woman is outraged after she was kicked off a public bus for breastfeeding her baby.
Afrykayn Moon attempted to board a SMART bus while cradling her 2-week-old son in a football hold and breast-feeding.
The bus driver told Moon she had to quit nursing and cover herself completely. Moon knew Michigan state law protected her from any kind of discrimination or indecency charges for breast-feeding in public.
Once Moon boarded the bus, the driver refused to pull away from the stop until the baby was fed. When the bus pulled into the next stop at Southland Center mall, security officers boarded the bus. The officers questioned the breast-feeding mother before allowing her to continue with her business.
The 32-year-old mother of two will join other members of the Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Association for a nurse-in at the facilities of the offending company. Moon hopes her experience will show nursing mothers it is not ugly or offensive to nurse in public.
The bus driver involved in the situation has been suspended while an investigation is conducted.
A spokesperson for SMART bus systems says breastfeeding on buses is just fine and the company will remind their drivers about that little law.