Mom Kicked Out of Chick-fil-A For Breastfeeding
So, This Mom Got Kicked Out of Chick-fil-A Simply For Breastfeeding Without a Cover
Macy Hornung, a mom from Fargo, ND, was kicked out of her local Chick-fil-A for one upsetting reason: she was breastfeeding her baby daughter in public without a cover. In a Facebook post, Macy warned fellow parents of the incident by describing what happened when the manager at the West Acres location approached her and demanded she cover up:
The owner came to our table where I was showing no more than the upper portion of my breast, barely more than what was visible in my shirt, and asked me to cover. I tried to explain that I couldn't because my baby refuses to be covered and she started harping about the children and men who can see my indecency, and I need to cover. I said they could practice the simple art of looking away and tried to cite North Dakota breastfeeding laws. She told me if I chose not to cover, then she would have to ask me to leave, so I told her my review would reflect my experience and I would be relaying the experience in every local mommy group.
The now-viral Facebook post has already amassed 1,200 reactions and 1,182 shares. And as expected, the reaction was mixed. Many moms sided with Macy, including one woman who wrote, "Women walk around with their breasts showing all the time! It doesn't make sense to reprimand a breastfeeding mother!" Others chided the mother for breastfeeding her baby in public in the first place: "First off, I would never dream of breastfeeding in public. Although I understand your actions, you should have consideration for other people. Most people would be uncomfortable viewing something normally regulated to a PRIVATE setting."
No matter what your opinion is, the law is the law, and mothers have been allowed to openly breastfeed in North Dakota since 2009 — covered or not.
According to Macy's updated Facebook post, the owner/operator of the Chick-fil-A in question, Kimberly Flamm, reached out to formerly apologize. "I was issued the following public apology," Macy wrote. "'I would like to publicly apologize to Macy Hornung for the way I handled the situation on Saturday. I ask for your forgiveness on this matter as I learn from it. My goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all of my guests.'"