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Is breastfeeding allowed in back of minicab?

Discussion in 'London' started by james willmott-brown, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. It was Yesterday morning,
    I was sent to pick up a woman and her baby up from Heathrow.
    They had just come over from Africa,

    I fixed the child seat in.
    And left the mom to put her child in it.

    Anyway I loaded up the car they got in the back.
    As I was putting the stroller in the trunk,
    I noticed that the woman was holding the baby in her arms.
    I said to her-
    “Madam it is not acceptable for you to hold your child in the car as the law in this Country states you have to put your child in the seat for safety!”
    To my surprise she replied, (in an African accent.)
    “What are you on about my son needs feeding!”
    And then I realised you know what.

    I thought I’d saw it all.
    (But as you all know I’m a real gent so i kept my eyes forward.)

    She wasn’t covered up to well and I’m sure she leaked a bit on my seat which she wipe up.
    Has this happened to anyone here?
    She told me that her son has had his fill and they’re ready to go.
    By the time she’d put him in his seat and we exited the car park (which went to £12 by the way.) she said she wasn’t going to pay as I was discriminating against her breastfeeding her son.
    To cut a long story shorter I did get paid.
    My question is are we allowed to drive while women pax breastfeed?
    And what would you do?
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
  2. Lookingaround

    Lookingaround

    Location:
    London
  3. Cabbie2B

    Cabbie2B

    Location:
    London
    First about seat:
    Taxis and minicabs (private hire vehicles)
    If the driver doesn’t provide the correct child car seat, children can travel without one - but only if they travel on a rear seat:

    • and wear an adult seat belt if they’re 3 or older
    • without a seat belt if they’re under 3
    https://www.gov.uk/child-car-seats-the-rules/when-a-child-can-travel-without-a-car-seat


    But child to be breastfed while driven in ph vehicle:
    https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/ta...oads/improving-safety-in-phvs-draft-iia-3.pdf
     
  4. Amb

    Amb

    Location:
    Earth
    I don't see the need to emphasise her accent but I expect the conversation with her Mom friends would be as follows:
    Mom1: " Do you know what the driver I had said earlier?"
    Mom2: " Do tell.."
    Mom1: " Tried to lecture me when to feed my baby"
    Mom3: " Tsk...whattt?
    Mom1: " Yeah...the nerve!"
    Mom2: " Did the SatNav tell him to to say that?"
    Mom1: " Told him to stick to what he's paid to do."
    Mom3: " I stopped using them long time ago"

    So maybe next time wait for the mother to feed the baby before you set off.
    Rant over.
     
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  5. Jason01

    Jason01

    Location:
    Uxbridge
    Or just a small maybe.

    She could've feed the baby before ordering an Uber instead of making the driver wait.

    Most mums know the approximate time the baby will need feeding, so just a hassle for the driver.
     
  6. UberLuxbod

    UberLuxbod Moderator

    Driving:
    UberLUX
    Jackanory
     
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  7. Dilk

    Dilk

    Location:
    Watford
    Paid - i.e. you got fed also?
     
  8. Dubs666

    Dubs666

    Location:
    London
    Driving:
    UberX
    Normally I’d tell them to put the baby in the car seat and feed from there , breast with milk in them are Normally so saggy they can reach anywhere .
     
  9. Zabihjan

    Zabihjan

    Location:
    London
    Of course they can, You can't stop it
    When you can't stop lesbian and gay kissing, what is wrong with breastfeeding
     
  10. snert

    snert

    Location:
    sydney
    Is breastfeeding allowed in back of minicab?

    Only if you are female.
     
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  11. Ubend R.S.

    Ubend R.S.

    Location:
    london
    Only if you're an infant
     
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  12. babasanfur

    babasanfur

    Location:
    london
    Just tell them about your camera and they will stop it .
     
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