Breastfeeding Controversy at Beverly Hills Anthropologie Sets Off Firestorm
Do not mess with breastfeeding moms in Beverly Hills.
That was the message sent to retailer Anthropologie, loud and clear, by a posse of protestors that turned out on Wednesday in support of Ingrid Wiese Hesson — a new mother who says she was unceremoniously escorted to the bathroom with her 6-week-old infant, mid-feeding, by a manager named Meredith.
“Shocked,” wrote Wiese Hesson, who shared an account of the incident on her Facebook page Tuesday shortly after it occurred (and after spending $700 on merchandise). “I unlatched the infant, he began to cry, and we did the walk of shame to the stock room bathroom. There was nothing but a toilet in the room. ‘Sorry we don’t have a chair.’ I left the store embarrassed and called back to talk to Meredith and verify what I had just experienced. ‘I thought you and the other customers would be more comfortable off the sales floor,’ she explained.”
The nurse-in at Anthropologie. Photo by Ingrid Wiese Hesson/Facebook.