GLENPOOL, Okla. — A local mother says a manager Walmart stopped her from breastfeeding her baby in public. That prompted several moms to hold a nurse-in.
"I support women. I support babies. This is a human rights issue as well as a women's rights issue," nursing mother Cari Marie Ragsdale said.
One of the moms gave FOX23 a video that shows the women walking around the store. Some of them were breastfeeding.
"We did get some looks and stuff. People were very curious," Renee McBay said.
This nurse-in was organized after Elizabeth Moreno said a Walmart manager humiliated her inside the store.
"The manager came over and said 'Can you please not do that?' and I was kind of shocked like, do what? I didn't know what I was doing wrong," Moreno said.
Moreno said the manager told her he received a customer complaint. Moreno said he asked her to stop breastfeeding her baby or cover up.
"I was like 'Oh no, I'm protected by Oklahoma law that it's OK to breastfeed in public,'" Moreno said.
We contacted Walmart and a company spokesperson told me nursing mothers are always welcome to breastfeed inside their stores.
Walmart is investigating the incident.
The women said they want all companies to educate their employees about breastfeeding laws.
"If you're a manager it should be something you're taught. I mean you should know it's the law," Rachael Sloat said.
"It would be really great if they could initiate a breastfeeding policy" Moreno said.