Wilkie said she started breastfeeding Savannah uncovered in the restaurant, which she said she's always done.
"It's purely natural to breastfeed a baby," Wilkie said.
Natural or not, Tarassenko told WFTV that she had never seen someone openly breastfeeding in her restaurant before.
“I didn’t know how to react to it. I wanted to protect her privacy because I had other customers in there as well. I asked her to cover up, and the next day I was being harassed on social media,” Tarassenko said.
Many of the posts 9 Investigates found online pointed out the Florida law, which states, "A mother may breastfeed her baby in any location, public or private, where the mother is otherwise authorized to be."
"You can breastfeed your baby anytime, anywhere you need to, covered or uncovered; that is state law," Wilkie said.