Katie Hamilton attended the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's (LACMA) California Modernism Exhibit Saturday with her husband, three-year-old daughter and 21-month-old daughter. At one point during her visit, she knew it was time to feed her daughter, so Hamilton sat on a bench inside the Resnick Pavilion and nursed her baby to sleep.
Moments later, she was approached by a staff member who demanded she cover herself because two fellow patrons has complained about her breastfeeding.
Hamilton then explained to the employee that it was her right to breastfeed according to California Civil Code 43.3, which states:
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mother may breastfeed her child in any location, public or private, except the private home or residence of another, where the mother and the child are otherwise authorized to be present.