ATLANTA (CBS46) -- When a Georgia mom posted on Facebook that a manager of a Chick-fil-A in Evans, Ga., asked her to "cover up" while she was breastfeeding her baby, other breastfeeding mothers responded by organizing a "nurse-in" at the restaurant.

Samantha McIntosh said she was embarrassed and upset when the manager told her a customer had complained about her feeding her 7-month-old daughter in public. The manager brought her a jacket and asked her to cover up.

McIntosh said she was wearing a nursing tank top under her shirt at the time and that none of her skin was showing as she nursed her child.

The Facebook post prompted several moms to rally together to defend McIntosh. Some drove more than an hour to be there for the nurse-in earlier this week. They told reporters breastfeeding is natural and that it’s perfectly legal in Georgia to nurse – covered or uncovered – anywhere a mother is allowed to bring a child.

McIntosh said she’s amazed at the support from the community.

"The only goal here is to encourage education for his staff, his management team,” said McIntosh. “I don't want anything else but for them to be educated and probably have a better way to handle this in the future."

"I am truly sorry for the experience Ms. McIntosh had in our restaurant," said Jason Adams, owner-operator of Chick-fil-A Mullins Crossing. "I have reached out to her to personally apologize. My goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all of our guests."

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(2) comments

Tammy

I am a mother of 5 and by all means I understand having to feed your child. However all this “you have aright to do what ever” is getting out of hand!!! For one if you choose to breastfeed straight from the breast the yes you should have a blanket or something covering you up. I have an 8 year old daughter and my daughter should not be exposed to or have to ask me questions about what you are doing she is too young for that yet. Also to Chick f l A you should maybe think about adding a breast feeding room for moms to go to. And moms could pump before you go out in public. Where it may offend or embarrass you that this manager said something to, it offends and embarrasses me and my young children to have your breast out and feeding your child. I have complete respect for you and ask that you have the same in return to the rest of the world.

Erader

You don’t want to have to explain to your 8 year old the purpose of breasts? I’m a little confused about that. There is no reason in the world it should embarrass you for another woman to be breastfeeding her hungry child. I highly doubt it would embarrass your young children because I’d doubt they’d even notice it was happening 🤷🏻‍♀️ BREASTS ARE NOT SEXUAL. They literally exist to serve a purpose, and that purpose is NOT men. 🤦🏻‍♀️

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