While the news is just now hitting the wires, Tamara Algots says it was on Feb. 25, that she was told to either stop breastfeeding her baby or leave the commissary on post at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.
Tamara Algots is married to a soldier and said that she had fed her infant in the commissary before with no issues. At the time she was asked to leave she had her baby in a discreet Ergo baby carrier.
Algots chose to leave rather than engage the employee who confronted her.
Apparently, Mrs. Algots isn’t the only one who has been asked to leave for the same reason. The following day, another breastfeeding mom was also asked to “cease and desist” or leave the premises.
It is not known if the commissary is under new management.
U.S. Army officials are now reviewing installation breastfeeding rules and considering a policy to “maintain good order and discipline on the installation.”
There is a private room set aside for nursing mothers at the commissary.
Schofield Barracks is located on the island of Oahu inside the city limits of Hawaii.
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