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Restaurant Calls Police On Mom Breast-Feeding Child In Booth

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File photo of an Applebee's. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

File photo of an Applebee’s. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman says a restaurant manager called police after becoming upset that she was breast-feeding her child in a booth.

Dawn Holland says she was nursing her 20-month-old son in the back of an Applebee’s restaurant in Covington southeast of Atlanta when the manager told her to breast-feed in the bathroom or leave. Holland says the manager called police when she refused.

WXIA-TV reports an officer responded to the restaurant Saturday, but decided not to file an incident report after hearing both sides. Holland says she felt humiliated and left the restaurant without eating.

Applebee’s corporate office later released a statement saying the chain strives to provide a comfortable environment for customers “including nursing mothers who have the right to nurse in public.”

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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