Moms across the country staged a "nurse-in" at Target stores this week as part of a nationwide protest, including a Target in Olympia.
The movement was started by Michelle Hickman, a Texas mother who said she was humiliated by Target employees for breastfeeding her child while shopping.
She said she was being discreet, but was asked to go to a fitting room.
When she refused, she said they threatened to cite her for indecent exposure.
Hickman organized a Facebook campaign to call for the "nurse-in," which took place in several other U.S. cities including Houston, Knoxville, Tenn., and Decatur.
According to Fox News, Target sent a written statement to the Los Angeles Times saying, "Guests who choose to breastfeed in public areas of the store are welcome to do so without being made to feel uncomfortable. Additionally, we support the use of fitting rooms for women who wish to breastfeed their babies, even if others are waiting to use the fitting rooms."
Washington's Law Against Discrimination, like other state laws, allows breastfeeding in “any place of public resort, accommodation, assemblage, or amusement.”