Trampoline Park Responds To Accusations Of Discriminating Against Breast-Feeding Mothers

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Sadey Holmes was with her 1-year-old son Madden at Sky Trampoline Arena in Layton, Utah, when he asked to be breast-fed.

“The two people that were there off to the side, I faced away from them and I pulled my shirt down and I covered my breast, fed my son for two minutes, not long at all,” Holmes told Fox 13 Now.

Holmes claims she told the manager that she could breast-feed her son anywhere, but the manager allegedly disagreed and yelled at her to get out of the facility. She later returned with a police officer.

“I called the cops because I knew what just happened was harassment and discrimination,” she said.

Holmes got a refund, and Sky Trampoline Arena apologized on its Facebook page: “We fully respect and support the rights of women to breastfeed in public as supported by Utah law. We are reviewing this training with all of our employees to ensure compliance with the law.”

The facility also wrote that it hopes visitors “understand that the park rules about what activities are allowed on the trampolines are there to ensure the safety and health of all of our patrons and also required by state laws.”

Holmes and her supporters will stage a “Nurse-In” in protest of the company’s alleged treatment, but Sky Trampoline Arena has partnered with La Leche League of Davis/Weber County, a breast-feeding advocacy group, to celebrate Tribute to Nursing Mothers Day and World Breastfeeding Week.

The facility is offering a special deals for nursing mothers and will donate all of the proceeds to La Leche League and the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition “to support nursing mother education and programs.”

Sources: Sky Trampoline Arena/Facebook, Fox 13 Now / Photo credit: Screenshot via Fox 13 Now