Breastfeeding mother kicked out of Brad Paisley concert

(KTVI) - A California mother is fuming after she was escorted out of a concert.  Megan Christopherson says she was forced out of the Brad Paisley concert because she was breastfeeding her baby.  The video is causing outrage, because Christopherson says she was singled out for breastfeeding, four month old Gracie, who was strapped to her chest.

Authorities are disputing, saying they were worried about her children's safety.

Christopherson is not backing down.

The law says women can breastfeed anywhere in public that mothers are allowed to be.  Christopherson says she's not done taking her daughters to concerts, but she's done with the amphitheater that she was kicked out of over the weekend.


  • Jo

    “In the mother’s short video clip that she posted on YouTube but has since been taken down, the security officer is seen telling her that the child doesn’t have hearing protection and warning her of a crowd surge.” “Where you’re at, your child could get crushed,” the officer says. “We’re afraid your child’s eardrums are being hurt.” This is from another news source.

    So the mom’s own video confirms she was not kicked out for breastfeeding so she pulls it down! It is never an easy choice to breastfeed, even now, and women like this hurt the cause. She chose to stand in the pit area and was asked to take a seat free of charge for the protection of her children. There is nothing going on here beyond some woman looking for a payout for being a bad parent. I mean what good parent would take a small baby into the pit at a concert along with her eight year old.

    Same other news source says that she complained they were taking pictures of her before they spoke to her. Yes, it is called evidence. She may have been breastfeeding when some of the pictures were taken but they were taken because she was in the pit with two small children.

  • Alberta Cropp

    A responsible parent would not subject their child to the level of decibals at that concert. Why would she nourish her child in this respectable way, while she hindered his hearing? That is ignorant.

  • rose

    There are certain places you do not take babies or young children, simply for health and safety reasons. They need to post signs for people who have no common sense. She endangered the physical welfare of possibly both her children, for sure the baby. Great job for the security of taking notice of this baby and protecting it, the mother didn’t.

  • Mona

    I seriously do not understand the mental state of this mother. She put the welfare of this child in danger, instead of her suing the concert facility she needs to be investigated by DCFS services. This amazes me how people who mentally unstable have children, please California State look into the safety of this poor child.

  • connie

    I understand the breastfeeding issue but you’re at a concert where the noise is unbearable even for an adult’s ears . Can you imagine what she’s doing to her 4 month Olds hearing?

  • Mandy

    Congratulations – mother of the year goes to…
    Seriously – who exposes their baby to such noise levels!

  • Diane

    I really think that Child Protective Services should have a visit to her home and see what kind of mother she is with her child. Why would you take a 4 month old to a concert, no matter if a rap concert, death metal, etc. It’s called decibels and it is still too much for an infant. Ridiculous that people in our country have to behave the way she did. Hiring an attorney? it goes to so you the desperation of people to obtain money. I say CPS do a random check.

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