Breakfast TV personality David Koch talks with a mum protesting his
Breakfast TV personality David Koch talks with a mum protesting his "discreet" breastfeeding comments. Damian Shaw/AAP

Most agree with Kochie about women breastfeeding in public

IT SEEMS more readers share, rather than oppose, the sentiments of breakfast TV personality David Koch that mothers should be more discreet when breastfeeding their babies.

Our poll asking if mums should cover themselves and their babies when breastfeeding in public has attracted 57 votes and, so far, 47% say yes, 36% say no and 15% say sometimes.

Kochie said on national TV that it was "fair enough" for people to ask breastfeeding mums to be more discreet when nursing in "high traffic" areas.

He was speaking after a story aired about a mum at the Bribie Island Aquatic Centre, who was breastfeeding alongside the pool, was asked to move to the baby change room or to a more secluded area and to cover herself.

Kochie's comments evoked a strong reaction with more than 100 mums, partners and babies staging a sit-in outside the Sunrise studio in a peaceful protest after he expressed his views.

If you'd like to have a say in our poll, it will remain open until noon on Sunday.

Should mums cover themselves and their babies when breastfeeding in public?

This poll ended on 27 January 2013.

Current Results

Yes

56%

No

32%

Sometimes

10%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.