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Another breastfeeding mom is asked to leave a restaurant

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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I get so angry when I read news articles like this. When will it stop?



Manager asks breastfeeding Indiana mother to leave restaurant

Pizza restaurant apologizes

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - An Indiana mother is speaking out after she said she was asked to leave a restaurant because she was breastfeeding her baby.

Audrey and Jason Taylor had been trying to have a child for eight years. Since the arrival of their 3-month-old son, Jack, the couple is doing everything it can to help him grow.

Audrey said she had breastfed her son multiple times in public and that it hadn't been an issue until the couple and baby had lunch at Tony Sacco's Pizza in Granger last week.

Despite her attempts to be discreet, another customer reported Audrey to the on-duty manager.

The manager then asked Audrey to leave the restaurant as she nursed her baby, even though that request is illegal under Indiana law.

The restaurant owner apologized profusely for how the situation was handled, but the Taylors said the issue is much larger than one disrupted lunch.

"All over the world, it's completely acceptable for a mom to breastfeed in public," Audrey said. "We already have enough to worry about as a new mom. This is one more thing that doesn't need to be persecuted against."

The restaurant said that is has a family-friendly environment that welcomes nursing moms.

by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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Ptitchou
by on Apr. 30, 2013 at 10:10 AM
I'm glad the manager already apologized!
funhappymom
by on May. 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM


Quoting Ptitchou:

I'm glad the manager already apologized!

Yes, that was good of him.

I wish things like this didn't happen though.

MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on May. 1, 2013 at 3:15 PM
Rrrr makes me so angry!
Zazayam
by Nicki on May. 1, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I'm glad they apologized, but I'm more glad that she's speaking out about it. This is something that really needs to just stop happening.

I can go out to eat and watch teenagers/young adults half-dressed and trying to suck each others faces off, and no one blinks an eye. (This happened today, lol, made me realize I'm old and much more conservative then I remember cause it offended me) I need to worry about having to feed my baby? No sense at all.

Ptitchou
by on May. 1, 2013 at 3:59 PM
I do as well. :)


Quoting funhappymom:


Quoting Ptitchou:

I'm glad the manager already apologized!

Yes, that was good of him.

I wish things like this didn't happen though.


FrancineSmith
by on May. 1, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Actually, it says that the owner apologized. Smart (and right) move. I wonder what the consequences were for the manager, if any.


Quoting funhappymom:


Quoting Ptitchou:

I'm glad the manager already apologized!

Yes, that was good of him.

I wish things like this didn't happen though.


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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on May. 1, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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Our society has a very skewed sense of what is and is not appropriate.

Quoting Zazayam:

I'm glad they apologized, but I'm more glad that she's speaking out about it. This is something that really needs to just stop happening.

I can go out to eat and watch teenagers/young adults half-dressed and trying to suck each others faces off, and no one blinks an eye. (This happened today, lol, made me realize I'm old and much more conservative then I remember cause it offended me) I need to worry about having to feed my baby? No sense at all.

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Eliots_momma
by on May. 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM
That makes my heart sad :(
funhappymom
by on May. 2, 2013 at 11:09 AM

That's so true. We as moms need to make sure we are teaching our children about these kinds of things. It will help greatly in the coming generations.

Quoting aehanrahan:

Our society has a very skewed sense of what is and is not appropriate.

Quoting Zazayam:

I'm glad they apologized, but I'm more glad that she's speaking out about it. This is something that really needs to just stop happening.

I can go out to eat and watch teenagers/young adults half-dressed and trying to suck each others faces off, and no one blinks an eye. (This happened today, lol, made me realize I'm old and much more conservative then I remember cause it offended me) I need to worry about having to feed my baby? No sense at all.


JMmama
by Bronze Member on May. 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM
Do people not pay attention to news anymore? How are business owners/managers still ignorant of the law?
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