Source: Flickr user Andrea Williams
Anthropologie. Are you surprised? Ingrid Wiese Hesson, a longtime loyal shopper and fan of the store, thought that it "seemed natural" to head there for her first postpartum shopping outing. The new mom recently spent $700 (in breastfeeding-friendly apparel) at Anthro's Beverly Hills, CA, location then sat down at the back of the store to nurse her 6-week-old son, Xavier, who had started crying. It didn't take long before a store manager came over to escort her to the restroom. "The exact words to me were, 'I'm here to escort you to the ladies room so that you can finish breastfeeding,'" Ingrid recalled on her Facebook page. "She opened up the bathroom, and she said, 'Sorry, there's no chair,' and of course the only thing in the bathroom was the toilet seat."
Ingrid's recollection of her story on Facebook has garnered a great deal of media attention and even led to a protest by 100-plus moms at the location where the incident occurred (see below). To read the latest on what Ingrid has hilariously dubbed "Nipplegate," head over to BabyCenter.