“Nurse-in” held to support breastfeeding moms at restaurants

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HAPPY VALLEY, OR – Breastfeeding has been around as long as there have been breasts and babies.

The Madonna did it. And Madonna pretended to do it.

But employees of The Ram restaurant in Happy Valley, OR, asked a mother to cover up while breast feeding at the table.

When word got out, some breastfeeding moms decided to hold a “nurse-in”.

In response, the restaurant owners issued a statement saying its employees were “acting on concerns of other guests, including mothers with children who were offended by the lack of discretion with regards to exposure.”

Ram management is working with its staff on the best way to handle the breastfeeding, and says they’ve clarified their policy to follow Oregon state law, which apparently means their breastfeeding customers won’t be singled out for public scorn and ridicule.