A mother has been told to stop breastfeeding her baby, while surrounded by pictures of breasts in an American department store.
Wittney Hope took a break from shopping in Dillard's in Chattanooga, Tennessee to feed her baby girl, and says she was told by a employee that she could "not do that here" and needed to go to the toilets if she wanted to carry on.
In a Facebook post which has since gone viral, Hope explained what happened and how shocked she was - especially as there were advertisements for bras on the walls.
Why is it acceptable for a giant picture of BOOBS to be on the wall but I can not feed my child?
Hope filed a formal complaint to the store and signed the Facebook post off, "Pissed off Mommy who will never be shopping at Dillards [sic] again."
The chain's official account stated:
Dillard’s strives to create a pleasing and comfortable shopping experience for all our guests at all times. Accordingly, we respect the right of mothers to nurse their children wherever they feel comfortable in doing so. Upon becoming aware of this situation, our store manager immediately reached out to our customer and apologized.
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