Chick-fil-A boots out breastfeeding mom in North Dakota for not covering up
North Dakota mother Marcy Hornung (Screen cap via WDAY 6).

A woman who was trying to breastfeed her infant at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Fargo, North Dakota over the weekend was forced out after the franchise's owner demanded that she cover up or leave.


Local news station WDAY 6 reports that Marcy Hornung was trying to breastfeed her 7-month-old daughter while seated at a Chick-fil-A franchise when owner Kimberly Flamm approached her and asked her to cover up.

Hornung and her husband informed Flamm that their daughter does not breastfeed when her head is covered -- at which point Flamm told her that she had to leave.

"The owner came to our table where I was showing no more than the upper portion of my breast, barely more than what was visible in my shirt and asked me to cover," Hornung wrote in a Facebook post. "She started harping about the children and men who can see my indecency and I need to cover. I said they could practice the simple art of looking away and tried to cite North Dakota breastfeeding laws."

In the wake of Hornung's story causing an uproar among mothers in the community, Flamm issued a public apology for the way she handled the incident.

"I ask for your forgiveness on this matter as I learn from it," Flamm said. "My goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment for all of my guests."