Breastfeeding Moms Protest at Aventura Mall

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    NBC 6's Laura Rodriguez has the details of protest by breastfeeding moms at a local mall after a woman was asked to coverup by security. (Published Thursday, Aug 7, 2014)

    More than 100 moms held a "Nurse-In" at Aventura Mall Thursday after they claim a woman was "harassed" at the mall for breastfeeding without a cover.

    Organizers of the peaceful protest claim the mother was feeding her child at the mall on Tuesday when she was approached by security and told she needed to cover up.

    "Aventura Mall is committed to promoting a better understanding of social causes and supports mothers who breastfeed. Our mission is to enhance the experience of our visitors and we welcome mothers to nurse in a comfortable environment at Aventura Mall," the mall said in a statement. "Our employees and retailers have been informed of the rights of nursing mothers, and we look forward to working with our staff and key organizations to support and promote breastfeeding programs and initiatives."

    Florida law allows mothers to breastfeed in public whether they are covered or not.

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