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If You Can't Breastfeed in Anthropologie, Then Where Can You?

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When Ingrid Wiese-Hesson breastfed her 6-week old son on the sales floor of a Beverly Hills Anthropologie, she was reportedly asked to continue feeding the baby in private by the store's manager. According to Wiese-Hesson, the manager approached and said, "I'm here to escort you to the ladies room so that you can finish breastfeeding." The only place to sit down in the bathroom was on the toilet seat. Anthropologie has responded on their Facebook page like so:

We are disappointed to hear of the unfortunate experience that occurred in our Beverly Hills store. As a company comprised of hundreds of mothers, which seeks to put the customer first, we celebrate women in all of their life stages. Given our staff's dedication to providing exceptional customer service, we welcome this as an opportunity to enhance our customer experience by providing further training and education for our staff. Our aim is that all women – all mothers – be comfortable in our stores and delight in their relationship with Anthropologie.
A nurse-in has already been planned for tomorrow, August 21st at the store.