Beverly Hills Woman In Store Asked To Breastfeed In Private, Says Retailer Broke The Law

CBS Los Angeles

BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — A local mother has accused the retailer Anthropologie of breaking the law, when she says a manager did not allow her to breastfeed her baby in sales floor of the store.

Ingrid Wiese-Hesson was shopping at an Anthropologie store in Beverly Hills when her 6-month-old son, Xavier, began crying because he was hungry.

Wiese-Hesson then sat down in the store to breastfeed the infant, and that was when the store’s manager reportedly intervened.

“The exact words to me were ‘I’m here to escort you to the ladies room so that you can finish breastfeeding’,” Wiese-Hesson said. “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.”

Wiese-Hesson left the store after finishing breastfeeding her baby. Later, she called the manager to clarity why she had to breastfeed in the bathroom.

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