A few weeks ago, The Baltimore Sun got a call from Michael Sonn, who was visiting family in Maryland with his wife, Kathleen, 11-year-old daughter Marina and 2-year-old Martin. They are from California.
Michael was upset at what he called an infringement on his wife's breastfeeding right during a trip to Six Flags America amusement park in Prince George's County.
While Michael was taking a bathroom break, Kathleen said she was nursing Martin under a shaded area at the park when a security guard approached her and told her to cover up.
Kathleen said she objected to that idea because it was a particularly hot day and she had never had a problem breastfeeding in public.
"At no point was she ever told the choice was cover up or leave. It's outside the letter of the law," she said.
Filz says employees are trained to know mothers could breastfeed wherever they feel most comfortable at the park. On request, the park has private rooms where mothers could nurse their children, according to Filz.