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Mothers stage 'nurse-in' at Chick-Fil-A
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(WBIR - Farragut) More than 20 mothers gathered at a Chick-Fil-A restaurant to raise awareness for breastfeeding.

The so-called nurse-in happened at the Turkey Creek location Wednesday evening.

That's where one mother says she was approached by restaurant staff recently over concerns by other customers over her decision to breastfeed without a cover.

Mothers at the nurse-in said they want to help businesses understand how to handle customers who may be offended by breastfeeding.

One mother says breastfeeding is essential for raising a healthy baby.

"I've never met anyone who breastfeeds so they can show their boobs off. That's not what breastfeeding is about; it's about bonding with your baby, it's about nutrition for your baby and it's about a relationship that nobody else can ever have besides a mother and a nursing baby," said Anna Hurley.

Those we talked to also said they're not upset with Chick-Fil-A, they just hope they can help educate the fast-food chain and anyone else to help avoid situations like this in the future.

The restaurant did not ask the women to leave, and Tennessee law allows mothers to breastfeed in any public or private place they are authorized to be in.

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