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Hudson Valley Breastfeeding Group Receives $10K After Barnes & Noble Incident

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman reached a settlement with Barnes & Noble where the book retailer will train its employees in New York's breastfeeding law.

Hudson Valley Breastfeeding Group Receives $10K After Barnes & Noble Incident
Written by Wendy Mitchell

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

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