The story behind the Nurse- In
HOUSTON, Texas ‚Äď A mother claims a Galleria store manager kicked her out for breastfeeding her baby near their store.
Brittany Warfield said she is considering a lawsuit after the incident. Corporate public relations for the store in question, Hollister, did not return repeated messages for comment.
Warfield‚Äôs 7-month-old daughter Eden is just fine, but it is her mother who wants to cry.
‚ÄúI was completely humiliated, completely humiliated,‚ÄĚ Warfield said. ‚ÄúI had not done anything wrong.‚ÄĚ
Wednesday, Warfield took her three children, sister and niece to Houston‚Äôs Galleria, their favorite shopping mall.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs one-stop shopping,‚ÄĚ Warfield said with a smile. ‚ÄúYou have all the stores there. The atmosphere is beautiful.‚ÄĚ
Everything was fine until they went to Hollister, Warfield said. Her baby got hungry, so Warfield sat on a bench near Hollister‚Äôs entrance to nurse. She used a jacket to cover up. Moments later, she claims a manager showed up screaming.
‚ÄúHe came out and he was yelling,‚ÄĚ Warfield said. ‚ÄúHe said, ‚ÄėYou can‚Äôt do this here. This is not where you do that. You can‚Äôt do that on Hollister property. We don‚Äôt allow that.‚Äô I said, ‚ÄėIt‚Äôs Texas. I can breastfeed anywhere I like.‚Äô He said, ‚ÄėNot at Hollister. Your stroller is blocking the way. You have to go.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
Management inside Hollister‚Äôs Galleria store refused to talk on camera. The store‚Äôs corporate relations did not return repeated messages for comment. Warfield said she is waiting for an apology. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm so embarrassed,‚ÄĚ she said.
However, even an apology is not enough to change how she‚Äôs feeling inside.
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