North Dakota law allows women to breastfeed in public since 2009.
A mother from Fargo, N. D. says that she was kicked out of a Chick-fil-A at the weekend after she started breastfeeding her daughter.
“The owner came to our table where I was with not more than the upper part of my chest, hardly more than what was visible in my shirt and asked me to cover,” Macy Hornung wrote on her Facebook page.
“I tried to explain that I could not, because my baby refuses to be covered and she started whining about the children and the men that my indecency and I have to cover,” she went on.
“I said they could practice the simple art of watching and tried to cite North Dakota breastfeeding laws. They told me that if I chose not to cover, then she would ask me to leave, so I told her my review would reflect my experience, and I would pass the experience in every local mama of the group.”
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Following the social media post, the fast-food chain apologized for the awkward moment. Owner/operator Kimberly Flamm released an official statement that reads:
“My goal is to have a warm and welcoming environment for all my guests and I sincerely apologize for the way I handled this situation.”
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The state legislature passed a law in 2009 gives a woman the right to “breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, where the woman and the child are otherwise authorized to be.”