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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."

What do you think about breastfeeding in public?

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@alywoah I am curious how you know it's legal to be topless in NYC? Did you test the law?
Because I know a bit about law....Did I test it? Nope. Have I seen other people test it? Yes. @InPlainSight
It's like saying a person can't eat in public, like wtf Pretty sure no one would bat an eye if someone was eating wherever There's literally no difference with a baby ._.
As a citizen my initial problem with stories like this is the fact that an $8 an hour employee literally thought he or she even had the authority to tell a nursing mother how to take care of her own child. This person should have been told to go straight to hell! Too often we get in each others way for no reason and if these people were dealt with properly stories like this would be no more.
@azfalt16 Honestly I think the pay grade of the employee has little to do with this, people don't automatically graduate from small mindedness when they pass $20 an hour. She was likely acting on the instructions of a manager or something anyway. It's a mindset change that's required, I have seen many varieties of small mindedness see people thrown out of places because of poor attitudes. I agree a spotlight needs to be brought upon these issues, and hopefully as more and more stories of this nature hit the press, people will realise that this must be treated as acceptable.