Many Connecticut mothers tune in daily to a morning news program called Better Connecticut. You would think a program with this kind of title, would actually carry a positive, and educated message to the mothers, and residents of the state. Unfortunately Tuesday morning that wasn’t the case.
Scot Haney, a clearly male news personality, and a quite popular one at that, made a comment about never riding the Amtrak line again after there was a nursing mother breastfeeding her baby next to him on the train. Um… GASP! Holy shit! A baby that had to actually eat?
I am not sure if Mr. Haney knew this, but that breastfeeding mother was not only doing what is best for her baby, but she was well within her legal right to feed her baby on that train. And shame on any local news personality to criticize a nursing mother on live television. Especially on a show with a title like Better Connecticut.
Maybe the show should consider issuing an apology for the asshat comment that Scot made about this woman, and try to make up for it with a segment about the benefits of breastfeeding, and how it is the healthiest option for babies?
As a Connecticut resident, and local Connecticut writer… I am ashamed, and embarrassed for WFSB and the News 3 Family for the actions of Scot.
Shame on them, and you can bet I won’t be tuning in to their show anymore!