August 15, 2009

Breastfeeding moms state ‘nurse-in’

Breastfeeding mothers had a nurse-in Friday at a fast-food restaurant in Orlando, Fla.

The protest was inspired by a woman who said an employee at the Chick-Fil-A had told her to cover her breast and offered her a towel as she fed her baby, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported.

Florida law allows women to breastfeed almost anywhere at any time and specifically says the nipple does not need to be covered.

The woman said she tried complaining to the manager and to Chick-Fil-A's head office, but to no avail.

The restaurant now says it's educating employees about the breastfeeding law and considering door stickers to tell guests it's a mom-friendly place

Her right to (breastfeed) was violated, and I'm here to show my support, and we're breastfeeding, said Alejandra Sarmiento, one of the nursing mothers. We'd like to see more people breastfeeding in public. It should be normal.