NC woman says she was shamed by officers while breastfeeding on Carnival cruise

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SALISBURY, N.C. — A North Carolina woman says she is embarrassed after two officers shamed her for breastfeeding while on a Carnival Cruise during her vacation.

Crystal Silvas was breastfeeding her 9-month-old daughter when the two officers started waving their arms at her, trying to get her to stop, according to WJZY.

“The men in white, started waving their arms really high and saying to cut it out and told me I couldn’t feed her anywhere outside my stateroom,” Silvas said.

Silvas said the incident completely ruined her vacation, saying “the weeks since have been the most stressful I can imagine.”

Carnival’s full statement of apology:

Guests traveling on a Carnival cruise are free to breastfeed in any location on board.  We sincerely apologize if your viewer was given information to the contrary or made to feel uncomfortable. We are further researching this and will ensure the shipboard team is clear that women are free to breastfeed in both public and private areas of the ship.

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