'Nurse-In' Planned For Beverly Hills Anthropologie Store After Mom Asked To Breastfeed In Bathroom
After a Westside mom was asked to nurse her 6-week old son in a bathroom, the Anthropologie in Beverly Hills will be the site of a 'nurse-in' this afternoon at 3 p.m. in response to the treatment that the mom has deemed unjust.
Ingrid Wiese-Hesson was shopping at the Urban Outfitters-owned store on Tuesday afternoon when her son Xavier began crying out of hunger. After making her purchase, Wiese-Hesson says she sat on a chair in the back of the store and began feeding her son when the store manager approached her and escorted her to the bathroom to nurse. "I'm here to escort you to the ladies room so that you can finish breastfeeding," the manager told Wiese-Hesson, the mom told CBS 2.
"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."
The incident marks another another chapter of the ongoing Breastfeeding Wars, and after it happened Wiese-Hesson took to her Facebook and Instagram pages:
After leaving the store, Wiese-Hesson called the manager of the store to ask why she was asked to nurse her child in the bathroom and was told, "I thought you and the other customers would be more comfortable off the sales floor," and that "We must be fair to all the customers, not just moms."
In response to the attention Anthropologie has attracted, they posted a response on their Facebook page today, expressing regret over the incident: