Hollister is a company that is not really known for caring what a person is like on the inside. So when a mother tried to breast feed her child in the store, the manager’s reaction was anything but kind.
Brittany Warfield was enjoying her day at Houston’s Galleria Mall, doing some after Christmas shopping when she was asked to leave after she sat down in a Hollister to breast feed her 7 month-old daughter.
The mother was incredulous at the audacity of the manager who came to the seating area in the front of the store to ask her to leave.
Warfield claims that she was covered when she began to nurse her daughter, stating:
“I laid her in my lap. I took her hooded jacket and draped it around her head and I covered myself. That way, no one could see me nursing.”
But not a moment later, the store manager rushed over to Warfield and began yelling at the young mother. He demanded that she leave the store screaming “You have to go. You have to get up and go now. You’re out here doing this. You have to go. We don’t have this set up for you to do that here.”
Shocked, and embarrassed the mother of three left the store distraught.
Warfield says she finds it funny that a store known for it’s scantily clad models would react so harshly to a mother discreetly breast feeding her child. She claimed that she was located near a shirtless model who was wearing far less covered than she was.
Under Texas law, mother’s are allowed to breast feed in public. After hearing about the event, hundreds of mother gathered at Hollisters all over the country to protest Warfield’s treatment.
Hollister has yet to comment on the incident.
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