Breastfeeding mom reportedly kicked out of Layton trampoline park, demands apology

Posted at 7:03 PM, Aug 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-03 21:03:51-04

LAYTON, Utah - A Layton mother is demanding an apology after she says the manager of a trampoline park kicked her out for breastfeeding her 1-year-old son.

The incident happened Sunday afternoon at Sky Trampoline Arena in Layton.

Sadey Holmes took to Facebook to voice her frustration and has gained a lot of online support.

The 21-year-old mother went to the facility with a friend and their two boys.

Holmes said she was jumping with her 1-year-old son Madden for a few minutes when he asked to be 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 said.

Holmes told the manager she had the right to breastfeed her child, anywhere she’s allowed to be, but she claims the manager didn’t back down.

She said the manager shouted, “We don’t do that here. Get out!”

Holmes left and came back to the facility with a Layton police officer.

She felt justified in involving police, saying “I called the cops because I knew what just happened was harassment and discrimination.”

Holmes got a refund, but said they never clarified their policy.

FOX 13 News reached out to the company, but have not heard back.

Sky Trampoline Arena issued the following statement on their Facebook page:

“The management of Skymanagement wants to apologize for the mis-understanding that occurred over breastfeeding in our park today. 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. We also hope that our 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. Having infants on the trampolines, or individuals laying on the trampolines are both activities that are against park rules and unsafe.”

Holmes said the manager never brought up the food and drink policy or safety concerns. If they did, she said she would have apologized.

Supporters of Holmes is joining her for a “Nurse-In” on Friday at noon at Sky Trampoline Arena. They’ll breastfeed outside the business in hopes of raising awareness about the company’s mistreatment of nursing mothers.