A mother was reportedly ordered out of a Costa Coffee shop with her disabled baby as she fed the youngster through a tube.
Staff told Claire Walker, 29, her husband Kenneth, 44, and her ill son Brayden to leave and never return to the Bon Accord Centre café in Aberdeen.
Brayden suffers from the kidney condition posterior urethral valves and needs 24-hour care.
Mrs Walker told the Scottish Sun: “We were outraged but so taken aback we left. Nobody bats an eyelid at women breast-feeding in public.
“But when you feed a child through a tube they’re outraged. I was sickened that somebody could be so shallow.
“Brayden gets air through it while he feeds. A woman near us told staff he was putting her and her friend off their coffee as they could hear the wind in his tube.
“The staff said it was making other customers uncomfortable and could we stop and leave. They said not to come back — I assumed that they meant ‘ever’. Costa have not contacted me. An apology would be nice.”
The Equality and Human Rights Commission for Scotland said that it is possible to look into further action if the Walker family register a complaint.
An EHRC spokeswoman said: "Currently, we do not have any details of the case and have not received a complaint.
"In cases like this we would encourage Claire and Kenneth to get in touch with our helpline and we can assess the situation from there."
A Costa spokesman apologised and said: “We are looking into this isolated incident.”
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