According to the New York Daily News, a Manhattan mom is suing a chocolate cafe for allegedly kicking her out for breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter —
I’m sorry; let’s just back up a second here. Did they say CHOCOLATE CAFE? Dear God. Belinda Carlisle was right: heaven really is a place on Earth.
Pardon me as I wipe the drool from my chin and try to re-focus…
Okay, so, Julia Acevedo-Taylor claims she and her friend were breastfeeding their “hungry and tired” babies when Lily O’Brien’s Chocolate Cafe’s manager approached them and demanded they “stop doing that.” The moms — who say they were being “as discreet as possible” (their attorney’s translation: no nipple bared) — politely refused and were told to “leave and never come back.”
A tearful Acevedo-Taylor left the cafe immediately and now claims she’s lost her ability to nurse in public.
Huh. I wonder where she lost it? Under her car seat, perhaps?
Here’s the kicker: customers at the store are actually greeted with a small pink sign that reads, “Breastfeeding Welcome Here” and “Beautiful Breastfeeding.”
Ha, haaaa! Just kidding apparently.
When questioned about the incident, Lily’s owner, Cathal Queally, says he’s “all for breastfeeding” and explained that the manager had merely asked one of the moms to be more discreet in response to a few complaining customers.
Upon hearing the news, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger generously declared the ladies are welcome to openly breastfeed at his restaurant, Schatzi on Main, anytime!