The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus may be in favor of women breastfeeding in public — “Free the nipple!” he once said — but not everyone is quite as receptive. Last week, a man who was dining in a Queensland, Australia cafe complained about having to see a woman breastfeed on the premises. In fact, he took his concerns straight to Cheese and Biscuits owner, Jessica-Anne Allen.
After she refused and he proceeded to make the mother feel uncomfortable, Allen decided enough was enough: She promptly shut him down and asked him to leave:
Allen expressed shock anyone would make a mother embarrassed about something so natural.”We told him that we are a breastfeeding friendly cafe, that we have mothers’ groups and ladies who come and breastfeed all the time,” she told the newspaper [The Brisbane Times]. “We would never ask a mother to cover up when she is feeding her child.”
“I have a sister who has a three month old and I would hate to think that something like that was said to her,” she added.
In a post on the cafe’s Facebook page, Allen made it clear that her establishment was “breast feeding friendly” and that she was “mortified” by the man’s reaction.