Deputy apologizes for asking breastfeeding mom to cover up

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A sheriff's department in Georgia is offering a big apology to a mom who says a deputy asked her to cover up while she was breastfeeding. (WPVI)

A sheriff's department in Georgia offered a big apology to a mom who said a deputy asked her to cover up while she was breastfeeding.

Savannah Shukla said she was feeding her one month old son in the supermarket when a sheriff's deputy asked her to cover up, saying some might find it offensive.

Shulka said when she reminded him of the law that allows her to nurse in public, that's when it got heated.

"He was like, 'Well ma'am I already see your areola. If he unlatches and shows nipple, that is considered indecent exposure.' So if I were to try and cover myself up, even if it's just a second, he said that would be considered indecent exposure and that he really didn't want me to have to be arrested," said Shukla.

The sheriff's office said they do not condone those actions.

Shukla accepted the apology, but did file an official complaint - hoping other mothers don't have the same experience.

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