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Breastfeeding Mom Told by Job That Pumping is 'Disgusting'

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As hard as it is to believe, there are still a few stragglers who haven't heard the news that women are allowed to breastfeed and pump in public places -- the manager of a Hennessey's Tavern in Seal Beach recently told one of his employees that she couldn't pump breast milk in his office because it was "disgusting."

Kristen Joseph, a single mom of a six-month-old baby, had been pumping during her 10-minute breaks for the entire duration of the child's life thus far. She told AOL that if she doesn't pump, her breasts become "very engorged and they hurt and they leak."

And so, when she asked the manager for the keys to his office and he told her no, saying that it was a restaurant and that it was gross for her to pump anywhere near where people eat, she freaked out, then contacted another of the restaurant's managers, then contacted the media.

No word on who the offending manager has been disciplined in any way.