The Denver Channel reports:
Sandra Snow and her family were seated in the nosebleed section during Tuesday's baseball game when she decided to nurse her hungry newborn daughter. She moved to an empty row behind her seat so no one was around. She claims she was fully covered.
"An usher came up to me and told me I needed to do that in the family restroom," said Snow. "I told her, 'I’d be done in a moment and I would come down then.'"
After finishing, Snow said another employee came to her, reiterating that there were family restrooms in the ballpark."
What I felt was, 'This was offensive to other people and that I needed to take my disgrace to the restroom,'" Snow said. "I'm always careful about covering up and making sure nobody sees anything they don't want to see."
The family was so upset they decided to leave the game early. “I was shocked this was still an issue in this day and age,” Snow said.
7NEWS checked out the family restroom and found the only place Snow could sit to nurse was on the toilet.
"What other time do we eat and use the restroom? That was not an appropriate area for me to feed a child," Snow said.
Women in Colorado have a legal right to breastfeed in public.
The Rockies responded that the mother was in a closed off area of seating, but it's unclear why the ushers raised the issue of breastfeeding. Rockies management say that breastfeeding is allowed in any part of the ballpark and that employees are trained in this policy.
Supporters of the mother are organizing a nurse-in at an upcoming game. See their Facebook page for details.