It Only Got Worse For 3 Breastfeeding Moms at IHOP After Police Were Called

On International Pancake Day, Tiara Wilson and some fellow mom friends decided to stop by IHOP. As the ladies were enjoying themselves, a family walked in and sat down next to them. The women didn't think much of it, but when three of the moms started breastfeeding their babies, the father at the next table took note of them.

The man started taking photos of the moms feeding their babies while calling attention to these women. "He decided to make disgusting faces and snarky little remarks to his family," Tiara shared on Facebook. "Then his family decided to take photos and decided that they would sit there the whole time and mean mug and again make nasty faces as everyone FED their babies."

One of the women alerted the restaurant's manager, who in turn called the police over the customer who refused to stop taking pictures. When the family then tried to leave in order to avoid the police, the manager refused to give them their check and made them wait until the officers arrived.

However, things only got worse once the police arrived. "The Aurora Police Department COPD said: 'GO TO THE BATHROOM or USE A COVER, if you don't want to be bothered or have pictures snapped while feeding,'" Tiara posted.

One of the women began to cry out of frustration, but this man's response left Tiara more infuriated than anything else:

How is this OK? Why is it that we are still shaming mothers for feeding openly? Why do we have to go to the bathroom to feed our littles? Do you eat your food in the bathroom? No. Are you eating under a blanket? No. DO NOT TELL A MOTHER that she needs to go to the bathroom during an outing with friends to feed her little one. I am just in true disbelief that people still think it's okay to have a mother feeding in a place where we use the bathroom. How is that even sanitary?


The Aurora Police Department wrote on Facebook that they are investigating the situation as it has been brought to the Chief of Police's attention and that they take Tiara's complaint "very seriously."