NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Over 10 mothers gathered at Northwoods Mall Saturday afternoon to show their support for breastfeeding in public.
The protesting mothers began standing outside of Hollister in the mall at 3 p.m. They cam equipped with signs, strollers, and hungry babies.
The "nurse-in" comes after a woman in Texas claimed she was asked to leave a shopping center because she was breastfeeding. She says she was feeding her baby discreetly in front a Hollister when she was told to stop, and go away.
"We're protected by state law and we want to make some awareness in the community and let people know that this is a normal thing," said Elizabeth Ohair-Estrella, who took part in Saturday's protest. "Great for the babies, great for mothers."
Saturday's nurse-in was held at Hollister stores throughout the nation.