A North Dakota mom claims she was kicked out of a Chick-fil-A over the weekend because she was breastfeeding her infant. Macy Hornungwasn’t happy with the way she was treated at the Fargo restaurant and shared her story on Facebook, where she’s gotten a lot of support.
Hornung says she was nursing her baby daughter when owner/operator Kimberly Flamm came over to her table and asked her to cover up. The mama claims she was barely showing more skin than what was visible in her shirt, so she didn’t feel she was revealing too much.
After telling Flamm that she couldn’t cover up because her infant “refuses to be covered,” Hornung says the owner “started harping about the children and men who can see her indecency” and insisted that she cover herself. The mom told her the men and kids could “practice the simple art of looking away” and tried to cite North Dakota breastfeeding laws, but it fell on deaf ears.
Flamm told Hornung that if she didn’t cover up, she’d have to ask her to leave. So that’s what happened, she got kicked out. But since her social media post, Flamm has apologized. “My goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all of my guests and I sincerely apologize for the way I handled this situation,” she says in a statement.
The law was on the breastfeeding mama’s side anyway. North Dakota’s legislature passed a law in 2009 giving a woman the right to “breastfeed her child in any location, public, or private, where the woman and child are otherwise authorized to be.”