Bush Library apologizes to breastfeeding mom over 'misunderstanding'

Vanessa Bailey took to Twitter on Friday after she said three security guards at the library told her she could not nurse in the lobby.

DALLAS — The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has apologized to a mother from the Frisco area over a breastfeeding flap.

Vanessa Bailey took to Twitter on Friday after she said three security guards at the library told her she could not nurse in the lobby. They told her to take her hungry baby to a restroom.

"Was just told nursing is only allowed in the bathroom stall per museum policy. What the what?!" read one tweet to @GWBLibrary.

Other similar tweets were sent to the accounts of former first lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager, also a new mother.

Late Monday night, the library's Twitter account offered an apology and explanation.

"The security guard has been disciplined and @GWBLibrary staff, contractors, and security guards have been reminded of official policies" another tweet said.

An e-mail to Bailey from the presidential library on Monday offered an apology, labeled the incident "unfortunate," and said it resulted from a "misunderstanding" of recent policy revisions.

The library also offered complimentary tickets for a return visit.

Bailey said she supports the presidential center and its mission, but wants steps taken to ensure other mothers do not end up in a similar situation.

She would also welcome a refund for her tickets.