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Woman Kicked Out of Cafe for Public Breast Feeding Sues

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A woman who was kicked out of Midtown's Lily O'Brien's Chocolate Cafe for breast feeding in public is suing the restaurant for "severe emotional distress and loss of dignity," reports the Post. Apparently, when Julia Acevedo Taylor and her friend began breast feeding at the cafe a manager (since fired) told them to stop. When they wouldn't (because it's illegal to ask someone to stop breast feeding in public?), the manager asked them to leave and never come back. Taylor says she was so traumatized by the incident that she hasn't been able to whip out her breasts in restaurants and cafe since!

The best part: there's now a sticker on the door that reads, "Breast-feeding welcome."
· Mom in a 'chocolate milk' furor [NYP]

Lily O'Brien's Chocolate Cafe

36 West 40th St., New York, NY

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