After a 22-year-old nursing mother was told to cover up or leave by an assistant manager in a Nanuet Barnes & Noble, the mom took to social media to vent her frustration. T he Journal News reports her voice was heard loud and clear.
Shereen Matera found sympathy with a New Jersey breastfeeding advocate group and they had a nurse-in the next day. The group encouraged the young mother to contact the State Attorney General's office as well.
On Wednesday, State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a settlement with Barnes & Noble that requires the store to train employees in the state's 20-year-old breastfeeding law that allows mothers to nurse in public, the Journal New reports.
Matera stated Barnes & Noble will also put the International Breastfeeding symbol on the front doors of their stores. They are also donating $10,000 to a breastfeeding support program run by the Rockland Department of Health.
To read the full article on the Journal News, including a video interview with Matera, click here.