Victoria's Secret apologizes to mom over breastfeeding gaffe

January 17, 2014 12:58:45 PM PST
Victoria's Secret is apologizing to a Texas mom after she was asked to leave the store to breastfeed her baby and go to an alley instead.

Ashley Clawson says she never dreamed a trip to Victoria's Secret in Austin with her 4-month-old son Beckett would turn into an unforgettable story.

"When I got to the counter my son started getting fussy, started crying, so as I finished the transaction I asked if I could nurse my son in her fitting room before I left," Clawson said. "She said 'no you can't nurse your son in my fitting room but you can walk outside and go down this alley where no one usually goes, no one will see you there.'"

According to a company statement, Victoria's Secret says it has a longstanding policy permitting mothers to nurse their children in their stores.

The store manager also called Clawson to apologize, and offered to send her a $150 gift certificate in the mail.


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