Restaurant Fires Worker After Customer Says She Caught Him Taking Photos Of Her Breastfeeding

As if it’s already not hard enough to find a private moment to breastfeed a baby in public, a woman nursing her 2-month-old son at a Texas restaurant says she saw an employee of the eatery snapping photos of her during the breastfeeding session.

The mom tells KENS 5 that while she’s never encountered a problem breastfeeding in public before, she now knows all too well how the situation can become uncomfortable. She says she looked up and saw the worker taking photos of her and her son.

“I was stunned. I didn’t know what to say. I was speechless. I got hot, my face was hot. I got sweaty, I was so mad, but I didn’t know how to confront him,” she said. “I mean, what am I going to say? ‘Give me your phone?’ I wanted to take his phone and smash it.”

instead, her sister confronted the employee and spoke with management. The owners told KEN% they fired the worker accused of peeping and issued the below statement:

“We cherish families and value the many wives and mothers who work here, and the wives and mothers who are our guests dining here. Their right to breastfeed their babies is something we support and believe in. We were deeply troubled by this employee’s conduct and not only was his conduct an explicit breach of written company policy, it was a violation of the values we care about deeply.”

The experience isn’t going to keep the woman from breastfeeding in public, but with some new reservations.

“I’m nervous about it. I’ll probably bring a blanket, or a cover and take a little more heed in it, but I’m not going to take my kid to the bathroom to eat,” she explained.

Breastfeeding mom claims restaurant employee took photos [KENS 5]