Boca Relish creates milkshake fundraiser after breast-feeding incident

The ‘Milk & Cookies’ shake at Relish & More in Boca Raton. The restaurant will donate $5 for every shake sold to a local breast-feeding nonprofit. (Courtesy)

BOCA RATON — A restaurant in Boca Raton is raising money for a breast-feeding education nonprofit on top of firing an employee and publicly apologizing following a confrontation between an employee and breast-feeding patron.

Relish & More, at the Fifth Avenue Shoppes plaza on Federal Highway and Northwest 20th Street, will donate $5 for every “Milk & Cookies” shake sold at the eatery to La Leche League, a Deerfield Beach-based nonprofit that promotes breast-feeding education throughout the world, according to co-owner Desiree Tobin.

This comes just a week after the family-owned burger place fired an employee, who approached the breast-feeding mother after a customer complained.

The employee “did not uphold family values which are very important to us,” Tobin wrote in an apology on the restaurant’s Facebook page.

“We are the parents of a 6-year-old who was breastfed,” Tobin wrote. “In addition to this openly public apology, we have made a highly personal, heartfelt private apology directly to the family.”

Last week, Kevin and Anala Leichtman, of Boca Raton, were approached by the employee when Leichtman tried to breast-feed their 10-month-old son Asher under a blanket, the couple told The Palm Beach Post.

Kevin Leichtman, a Broward County teacher who brought his wife and two students whom he mentors to the restaurant, shared the experience on Facebook in a post that has been shared more than 100 times.


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