I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply, I didn't think anyone would reply to what I said.
I can't give too much information away, as she wants to be anonymous, though I can ask her if she'd like me to say more, then I what I'll tell you right now.
The problem stemmed from ward members being uncomfortable about her breastfeeding in meetings without a cover. Her daughter does not co-operate well with a cover, because she gets hot, and when using a cover, the baby moves around will expose her. So, she chooses to not use a cover so she can be discrete. I guess the ward members complained enough, she was asked to come in and talk to the Bishop who informed her that although he did not see a problem with her breastfeeding in the meetings that many ward members have complained about it and asked her if she wouldn't mind using a covering or going to the nursing room. AS I just said, the baby won't tolerate a covering, and she cannot leave her other children in the sacrament meeting left unattended while she goes to nurse, (her husband sometimes has to work sundays). So her option is to basically not attend sacrament meeting if she wants to bring her children.
*(Although they usually have speakers that are in the "nursing room" so you can hear the sacrament, you cannot take the sacrament while in the nursing room, nor can you hear the other lessons from the other meetings in the block. *These are my words not hers.)
She asked to speak with the stake President on the matter to see if she could get permission if she could nurse without a covering, and was asked not to, on account of trying to help the majority of the members feel comfortable. She returned home very upset, that she either needed to choose to not go to church/ and or be released from her calling, or use a covering "preferably in the nursing room". She called her Bishop and reluctantly ask to be released from her calling because she would not be able to fulfill it, if she spent the entire class time in the nursing room.
What's been worse, is that because of these rumors, she and her family have basically been shunned. Her neighbors won't speak to them and ward members treat them like crap. What is even worse is that this family has just joined the church just a few years ago. They are desperately trying to cling to their testimonies that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is True, but unfortunately them members are being less than "Christ-Like". She doesn't want to give her name, because she doesn't want the protest/ activist groups to use her more than they already have, and she wants to protect her family from anyone that feels the same as some of the ward members.
If you would honor HER wishes and help to STOP these rumors, she would be very grateful.
AS FOR ME...........
I have 4 children, my youngest being almost 3 months old. I am a very shy and discrete person especially when it comes to my body. I prefer to go to another room, because I do not know how to nurse discretely like my friend, (who by the way, most people Never knew she was nursing. It was after someone noticed and then everyone started constantly watching. All you see is that her shirt is bunched up, on top of the baby's face. No skin is Exposed, Ever!). My nursing room is connected to the woman's bathroom. Right now, my 3 month old does nothing but literally nurse almost 24/7, I'm guessing it's because of a growth spurt or my milk supply is dropping. I can't tell you how frustrating it is, to go to church and spend almost ALL 3 hours of church in the nursing room. On the speakers in the nursing room during sacrament meeting I can hear my kids screaming in protest because they think they can get away with things because there is only one parent present, (I get so embarrassed). If I was sitting there, they behave much better. SO while I get to sit in the nursing room for 3 hours. I also get to hear and smell people's bowl movements and pee. Let me tell you.... IT'S NOT LOVELY! I find myself coming home from church every Sunday, not with the knew knowledge of enlightenment of the gospel from the meetings, but I come home with the knowledge of Who Pooped, had a blow out of diarrhea or a huge "smoke bomb" while at church today and who smelled the worse! It's Awkward for me and them when we see each other after they come out of the stall and we both know what just transpired in the the stall. Although this might sound humorous, it isn't, especially after 3 hours. And, for some odd reason, some woman and children feel the need to come over to you while you're nursing and continue to walk closer and closer to you and peer down, as to try to see your breasts, and yet I'm made to feel that nursing "Discretely" in a meeting is "causing others to feel uncomfortable?" Are You Serious!? This is just MY Opinion, not my friends.
I know some of you are thinking "why don't I just give the baby a bottle"? Well, my baby is breastfed only, she will not take a bottle or a binky, and I'm just fine with that. One more side note, even if every woman used the "nursing room", they usually only have 2-3 chairs for nursing mother's in the room. I have 8 woman who have had babies in my ward, (including myself) since October. There are not enough chairs for all of us who need to nurse our babies during church. I can't tell you how many times I have gone into the nursing room, or other mothers have gone in there, wanting to nurse their babies, only to see both chairs are occupied, so they have to make the decisions, to go home and nurse, (not attending class) sit on the toilet and close a stall so you can "nurse discretely" (which is filthy and disgusting, I mean, would you want to eat your lunch on a toilet seat?) or nurse in class.
I am not asking the church to come out with a policy on this, I don't think they should have to. It's Common sense. If a lady is nursing her baby, she feeding it. End of Story. She's not trying to be seductive anymore than someone else in the meeting giving their child fruit snacks or goldfish crackers because they are hungry. Our female bodies were created to suckle our children. What better place to to teach our children the importance of being virtuous than at church. Think of the initiatory.
I hope this helped shed a little light on the situation. I can ask my friend if she would like me to relate more details, but I don't think she will. Plus, Satan will take all he can to try to destroy the church. Remember that "Mormon ad" that say's "Gossip, Don't pass it on" and it shows dirt being passed from one hand to the other? She's asking you to do your part in stopping this rumor.