Nursing moms protest Ore. restaurant's request to 'cover up'

CLACKAMAS, Ore. - Dozens of mothers nursed their babies Sunday at the Ram Restaurant in Clackamas Town Center to protest the restaurant's treatment of a nursing mother a week earlier.

The mother, Erin Klein, says a manager asked her to cover up her breast because other customers had complained.

But Oregon law permits breastfeeding in public, as the restaurant learned when a social media campaign brought the "nurse-in" to the Ram.

This time, the restaurant welcomed the nursing mothers.

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"We are aware now of the federal state and local laws," Schermerhorn said. "We looked at this as an opportunity to train our people and to update them as we move forward and will be better."