Hungarian McDonald’s became the scene of a breast-feeding protest

Hungarian McDonald’s became the scene of a breast-feeding protest

In a McDonald’s restaurant of the Hungarian capital Budapest a breast-feeding protest started as an answer to a ban that stopped woman from feeding her infant child at the same place earlier this week.

In a McDonald’s restaurant of the Hungarian capital Budapest a breast-feeding protest started as an answer to a ban that stopped woman from feeding her infant child at the same place earlier this week.

A McDonald’s near the Western Railway Station, where the bad treatment of the young mother occurred on Wednesday, was occupied by a few baby-carrying mothers, who bared their breasts and started feeding their children.

A participant of the protest is feeding her baby in Hungarian McDonalds

A participant of the protest is feeding her baby in Hungarian McDonald’s

During the protest all the staff and other ‘babyless’ visitors were very nice and friendly, according to one of the participants.

However, earlier this week, when the young mother decided to feed her child there, the guardian urged her to stop that ‘inappropriate’ behavior at the public place and go away. Even though the young woman found a quit spot where she wouldn’t disturb anyone and asked about the possibility of feeding a waitress, who said that it would be fine, when the process had been started the security guard told her to leave the restaurant.
Later, after sharing that story with friend, it spread further on Facebook and other social media as well, so as a consequence a sudden protest was launched on Friday.

In spite of that awkward incident, the McDonald’s managing stated that breast-feeding is welcomed in the restaurants as a part of the fast food chain’s family-friendly policy.

According to the McDonald’s statement, an investigation into the incident had been launched and security guard was blamed for his mistake.

Erika Schmidt, a three-times mother and member of the Birthhouse Foundation, said that a very few woman can currently feed their children publicly in Hungary because of fear to be harassed or treated disrespectfully.
So that Hungarian protest was a magnificent act of woman’s solidarity to each other.

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