Monica Makey was told that the gym had a "no food or drink policy" and that her breast milk could stain the mats.
Ashley Cooper says she was asked to stop breastfeeding at a mall in Virginia even though the request was illegal. A mother asked to stop breastfeeding at a busy mall is speaking out on Facebook. Ashley Cooper, a mom in Richmond, Va., visited the Short Pump Town Center, an outdoor mall, on April 8 so her children could see the Easter Bunny.
When it comes to breastfeeding in public, everyone has a right to their own opinion. But it’s quite another matter when an officer — someone whose job it is to protect the basic human rights of citizens — allows his personal opinions get in the way of the law. “Tonight while in Piggly Wiggly with my sister and both my children (the oldest 20 months and the youngest 1 month old today) while nursing, a deputy approached me right when I was about to leave and informed that I needed to cover up because someone might find it ‘offensive,'” shared Savannah Shukla in a Facebook post. Shukla lives in Georgia, a state where breastfeeding in public is legal and certainly not considered offensive.