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Published:August 16th, 2009 09:37 EST
Moms Stage Nurse-In At Fast Food Restaurant

Moms Stage Nurse-In At Fast Food Restaurant

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"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." http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/08/15/Breastfeeding-moms-stage-nurse-in/UPI-18971250316264/

Some people may consider a mother breastfeeding in public to be aesthetically displeasing or morally offensive, but that`s just too bad. Most states allow women to breastfeed in public without having to cover up the breast.

It is a restaurant owner`s responsibility to educate his employees about the laws pertaining to public breastfeeding.

A woman`s breasts are not not just eye candy for adults, they provide nourishment for babies. A woman breastfeeding in a restaurant shouldn`t be any more remarkable or noteworthy than somebody drinking a Diet Coke.

The manager of the Chick-Fil-A restaurant is contrite, and he has agreed to post the international breastfeeding symbol welcoming nursing moms.