Moms stage 'nurse-in' at restaurant where breastfeeding woman was asked to leave

Tony Sacco's says it supports nursing moms

GRANGER, Ind. - Nursing mothers staged a nurse-in Thursday at a northern Indiana restaurant where a breastfeeding woman was asked to leave last week.

Mothers and babies filled the patio at Tony Sacco's Pizza in Granger, with moms saying they are tired of how society sexualizes a woman's body, ABC 57 in South Bend reported .

"It is not so men can ogle and play with them. It is so they can feed the child," said Mindy Cooper.

Indiana law is clear on the matter, stating that "notwithstanding any other law, a woman may breastfeed her child anywhere."

Tony Sacco's publicly apologized for the incident last week and brought in a corporate representative to attend the nurse-in.

Audrey Taylor was told last week by an on-duty manager at the restaurant to leave to nurse her baby.

"We just want to be sure that people understand our goal is to be a family-friendly restaurant, and that definitely includes breastfeeding moms," said Cindy Kangus, corporate director of marketing at Tony Sacco's.

Jesse Arredondo, general manager of restaurant, said he doesn't think the employee deserves to be fired.

"There would be an opportunity to terminate somebody for an action, but this wasn't it," he said.

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