RALEIGH, Va. — A woman took to Facebook slamming a local bar for being anti-breast feeding and got a huge response. But the bar’s owner said there is more to the story, and that the woman was drinking while breastfeeding.
The woman, identified as Crystal, said she was asked to leave a bar because she was breastfeeding, News Channel 3 reported. Crystal had a shot of liquor — Firebal — and beer in front of her, but said she had only taken a sip of the beer and planned to drink the booze after feeding her 11-month old.
“The treatment is wrong,” she said.
The women says she wasn’t told to stop drinking, only to be more discreet.
The co-owner of the bar, Jeff Leroy, said he is not against breastfeeding, just against it while the mother is drinking at a bar.
“It’s not easy to go and talk to someone and say you’re breastfeeding but you’re drinking too,” he says.
But Crystal said she is a chemist and knows how much she can consume without harming her baby, Channel 3 reported.
“I said there is no law that says I can’t breastfeed and drink,” she said.
Crystal is trying to organize a sit-in where other mothers go and breastfeed their babies at the bar. Leroy said he invites the mother to come in, and welcomes a sit in.
“Women are allowed to breastfeed here,” he told Channel 3.
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