Breast Feeding Protest Goes National

A protest aimed at Applebee's over its breast feeding policies is going national.

The Herald Leader reports this morning that Brooke Ryan had been hoping to bring local attention to the matter.

Now other breast feeding mothers in 30 states plan a simultaneous protest at dozens of Applebee's on Saturday.

It all started when Applebee's workers asked Ryan to cover herself while she breast fed her seven month old son in a booth in the back of a restaurant.


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  • by Common Sense Location: Lexington on Sep 10, 2007 at 05:09 AM
    I wish people would quit using the same name that I use on here. I am the original Common Sense and I can't stand the imposters. By the way Common Sense (the latest imposter poster); what the heck is so common sense about your post? If you really think somebody has a child just so the world can revolve around them and get attention, you really have NO common sense. That was one of the most ridiculous statements I have ever seen on here. Get a real job???? I guess you don't think being a mom and raising children isn't a job. You really are uneducated and have NO common sense.
  • by Scott Location: LEx on Sep 9, 2007 at 09:19 PM
    Are u serious!? honestly. It was a stupid employee, not Applebee's. I know Applebee's management must take the fall for something like this, but give me a break. This is stupid.
  • by Renee' Location: Oklahoma on Sep 9, 2007 at 03:12 AM
    I breast fed all my children and I believe more women should do so. Regardless of your reason, baring your breast in public is indecent exposure. If it's okay for breastfeeding women to bare their breasts, it's okay for other women to do the same. Asking a breastfeeding woman to cover up her breast is NOT interfering with her. It is simply asking for some respect. If she doesn't cover her boob, she is being disrespectful AND indecent. Breastfeed whenever and wherever and be proud to do so, but have some respect for others, if you won't at least have some for yourself!
  • by sandra Location: London on Sep 8, 2007 at 09:21 PM
    I thank this Mrs.Ryan Is looking for attention for herself my daughter breasfeed her two babys and she coved up all the time Mrs. Ryan you do have the right to feed you baby but not covering up is just stupid all you were doing was asking for someone to look at your (edited) this is sick grow up.
  • by Common Sense on Sep 8, 2007 at 08:05 PM
    I think these women just want to be seen. It's always the same thing, they have a baby and the world revolves around them. Look at me, pay attention to me, my baby, my baby, blah, blah, blah. Bores the hell out of me. So it's not about nourishment, it's about narcissism. Get a real job, get a life, grow up.
  • by Greg Location: Clay City on Sep 8, 2007 at 07:28 PM
    Whoever voted for this law should resign.They should have let the people vote because the majority don't want to see that stuff while they eat.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Sep 8, 2007 at 07:22 PM
    I must say, I was very impressed today. I drove past the Applebee's on Nicholasville Road and saw the big protest. What really impressed me was how my infant son and I, in an air conditioned vehicle, drove past all of these mothers holding their babies in 90 degree heat. I guess my question would be, if you care sooooo much about feeding them in public, shouldn't you be equally concerned about the heat? (edited)
  • by mom Location: KY on Sep 8, 2007 at 05:28 PM
    If she started all the protests, why didn't she show up for it?
  • by Iris Location: Lexinton on Sep 8, 2007 at 05:27 PM
    Breast feeding is not a dirty little secret and breasts are not either. People are backwards thinking when claiming "offensiveness" by witnessing public breastfeeding, and brainwashed by the marketing machine that convinced the mothers of previous generations to use formula. When a child is breastfeeding regardless of blanket use, there is nothing to see, the mother is not removing clothing, usually just lifting her shirt on one side, or using a specially made top. People "fearing" to see a breast are obviously ignorant of the mechanics of nursing and sound like fools that are looking to be offended. It is also, in the "big picture", teaching children shame of a natural process and once again demoralizing women by negatively portraying a part of the female body.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Sep 8, 2007 at 12:28 PM
    I have a seeing eye squirrel and it is my legal right to feed her in public.

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