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Barnes & Noble agrees to reinforce breast-feeding policies


New York – In a settlement with the state of New York over a complaint by a New Jersey resident who was asked to cover her breast while nursing in a Nanuet, New York, store, Barnes & Noble has agreed to educate employees about its policies regarding public breast-feeding. As part of the agreement, Barnes & Noble also agreed to strengthen procedures for resolving customer complaints and to make a $10,000 donation to the Rockland County Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Program.

Barnes & Noble has always had policies in place allowing breast-feeding in its stores. The customer who was asked to cover her breast also received a $50 gift card.

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