A new mom is upset with a new venue near the Las Vegas Strip.
Alex said she was at Topgolf late last month nursing her son when an employee told her that was not allowed.
"I went to breastfeed my baby and a worker there sees me and...because I have a blanket over me, he's like, 'are you cold?' And I'm like, 'no what are you talking about?'" said Alex. "Then he sees the baby start to move and he's like, 'oh you can't do that here.'"
Alex was confused because they were in a family area at Topgolf.
"At first I thought he was joking and then he was like, 'I have to get security,'" she said.
13 Action News reached out to Topgolf and they sent us the following statement:
"At Topgolf our policy stands with the laws of the state, and breastfeeding is allowed in our venue. When a manager was informed of the situation, he immediately apologized to the guest and informed her that it was not our policy and issued a refund on site. The guest was never asked to leave the venue. We take it very seriously that an Associate was misinformed and we used this situation to remind all Associates and Managers of this policy." Mark Jarvis, Director of Operations, Topgolf Las Vegas
They said they have not had an issue since. But Alex wants every mom to know her rights.
"For one, you're allowed to breastfeed anywhere, and two, I was covered so I don't really know how I was making anybody feel uncomfortable or anything," Alex said.
Nevada state law says a mother may breastfeed her child in any public or private area where the mother could otherwise be---whether or not she's covered.