Mother Forced To Feed Her Baby in a Marshalls' Bathroom
According to Karina Gomez, the mother pictured in the photo, was told to breastfeed her hungry baby in a public bathroom. Gomez claims a Marshalls store employee told her she was not allowed to feed her child in the store, or even in the dressing room.
She had to go into the restroom instead.
Breastfeeding in public seems to still be a ~shocking~ thing. Should mothers have their babies go into starvation, until they are home? Should mothers be allowed to feed their babies -- wherever that may be?
I personally believe that mother should never have their babies go hungry, because someone is offended by an uncovered breast. There's always the option of lowering your gaze to allow baby to eat. In the USA, we're so comfortable with strip clubs, cleavage overload, asscheek shorts, pornography -- but goodness forbid a mother's breast is uncovered as she feeds her hungry baby.
Marshalls released a statement to local KGW News:
"We have a breast feeding policy in place which instructs associates to allow customers to breastfeed as they choose within stores. We have looked into this matter and regret that it may not have been followed in this instance. We have asked the customer involved to reach out to us directly so we may resolve the matter and again, apologize for any inconvenience."