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Moms Stage 'Nurse-In' At Chick-Fil-A - Do you think most places are Mom-friendly?

Posted by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

 
Click Orlando: A group of breastfeeding women descended on a local Chick-Fil-A restaurant Friday afternoon.

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They're trying to make a point the point that it's OK to breastfeed in public.

The "Nurse-In," as it is being dubbed, was organized by a mother who felt she was discriminated against at the restaurant.

She was breastfeeding her child when a restaurant employee told her to cover up.

The employee even allegedly handed her a towel to do it.

"Her right to do that was violated and I'm here to show my support, and we're breastfeeding. We'd like to see more people breastfeeding in public. It should be normal," mother Alejandra Sarmiento said.

She tried to talk to the manager, the general manager and even the chain's corporate office with no real satisfaction, so she has organized a group of mothers to go to the chain and breastfeed together Friday.

The woman said she sent a letter to Chik-Fil-A's corporate office, but received no response.

The law in Florida allows women to breastfeed wherever they need to.

The law says: "A mother may breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether or not the nipple of the mother's breast is covered during or incidental to the breastfeeding."

The restaurant said it is working to better educate the staff about public breastfeeding. The parent company is also considering door stickers to inform guests it is a "mom-friendly" place.
 
 

 





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by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 1:31 PM
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KT9105
by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 4:14 PM

I've never known of any places that weren't b/feeding friendly.  I would never do it in public but that's just me.

onefootcutiepie
by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 4:17 PM

Awesome. I'd totally stage one if any of my kids were still nursing. 

Ziggy-Stardust
by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Good. This is a point that needs to be made. I love Chik-fil-a but choose not to bring my business there anymore for other reasons. I can't believe she didnt get a response from the corporate office. 

 If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.

biteme60
by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 4:19 PM

I breastfed my youngest anywhere and everywhere. the only person who objected was my husbands boss's wife. I ignored her...baby gotta eat.

Loved4Sure
by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 4:25 PM

rolling on floorI hate seeing people chew their food with their mouth open, my option is to turn away or leave.

lol

 




            

CARA2008
by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 4:26 PM

I dont care if people breast feed their kid but they should keep it covered.  I personally wouldnt want to sit down to eat and look up to see that.

ibeamomysomeday
by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 4:35 PM

well if they don't let bf babies eat there, they should not let any one eat there. a baby has to eat to.

nova.mommy
by Bronze Member on Aug. 16, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Did the employee act on his/her own?  Or were they reacting to a complaint from another customer?  I could not breastfeed because of medical reasons, but even if I could have I would have been discrete when feeding in public. 

3gigglemonsters
by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Good for her!  I wish I could have been there "whipping it out."  I hate that term.

onefootcutiepie
by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 6:01 PM

what do you mean my "that"?? A child eating? Cuz I'm pretty sure there other children eating at that chik-fil-a.

Quoting CARA2008:

I dont care if people breast feed their kid but they should keep it covered.  I personally wouldnt want to sit down to eat and look up to see that.


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