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My NIP experience at Macy's.

post #1 of 22
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I know that a lot of people write about how retailers treat them horribly, but Macy's was FABULOUS to me today!

My DH, son, and I went to Macy's to get my son an outfit for an upcoming wedding. While we were there my son started to fuss, and we knew he was hungry. I headed towards a women's dressing room, because I figured that would make the other shoppers more comfortable than me sitting in the kids' section. Plus, the mother's room with the couches, etc was on the other side of the store, and I was worried that he would have a crying fit if I waited until we got there. My DH continued to look at clothes while I dealt with getting my son fed.

As I was heading into the dressing room an employee stopped me. I thought maybe I was headed to a boys' dressing room and didn't realize it! Nope!

General convo:
MALE employee: Oh, you don't have to take him in there.
Me: It's okay. It is pretty crowded here, and I don't mind.
Employee: No really. Please sit down on this couch out here. It's more comfortable than the benches in the dressing room.
Me: Really?
Employee: Absolutely. Do you need anything?

LADIES, he INVITED me to nurse in public. I was shocked! This wasn't an older man either. This was a 16-ish year old kid. He was so friendly and respectful. I made sure to get his information so I could send both his store manager and the corporate office a letter about how great he was!

I've only nursed in public a few times {son is only 5 weeks old}, and I always use a cover {I haven't gotten the hang of nursing subtly}. It was just wonderful to have an employee treat me that way.

We'll definitely be doing more shopping at Macy's if this is how they treat women. What a GREAT experience!
post #2 of 22
Fantastic story!

The best part is that you plan to write a letter commending him! We should all be more disciplined in writing to commend instead of just to complain...myself included!
post #3 of 22
That really is great!
post #4 of 22
It's great to hear a positive story like this!
post #5 of 22


I wonder if that young man has younger, breastfed siblings?
post #6 of 22
Gave me chills. I think about all the times we were ridiculed in public and this is so fantastic to hear.
post #7 of 22
This was a real treat to read. Thank you for sharing your story.
post #8 of 22
That is awesome. I Macys.
post #9 of 22
That's so awesome. I'm glad you're taking the time to write a letter.
post #10 of 22
Wow! What a nice guy - he was probably bfed until he was 5.
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by NewMom610 View Post
LADIES, he INVITED me to nurse in public. I was shocked! This wasn't an older man either. This was a 16-ish year old kid. He was so friendly and respectful. I made sure to get his information so I could send both his store manager and the corporate office a letter about how great he was!
This is awesome!
post #12 of 22
Seriously, this brought tears to my eyes. Ok, that isn't that hard to do in my prego state. But kudos to that kid, a young man is the last person you would expect to be so welcoming! Hope his manager gets the message and thanks him
post #13 of 22
That is so awesome! I hope his manager reads this thread to understand how much that means to us nursing mamas! Yay, Macy's!
post #14 of 22
awww that's so sweet I hope you let the store know how impressed you were
post #15 of 22
I have no words. That is just awesome.
post #16 of 22
Oh...I think my heart just melted a little. I'm so glad you had such a positive experience
post #17 of 22
Awesome!
post #18 of 22
New to mothering.com forum, so glad to hear about your experience!

I also had an excellent experience NIP at Macy's. My mom and I drove from Eugene, Oregon to the downtown Salem Macy's to pick up some particular plates. My son was 8 weeks old at the time and, as a new mom, I was definitely in survival mode that day so when he cued that he was hungry, I picked the closest chair and latched him on. We happened to be in the fine china section...I think that was the second or third time I'd nursed in public, and I felt very exposed. To my surprise and deilght, though, I got some very nice, knowing nods from passersby. Later, when we finished nursing, a clerk came up and let me know that she could help me bring any of my selections to the counter. Lastly, after checking out, this same clerk carried our bags to our car.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Mama Lo View Post
Seriously, this brought tears to my eyes. Ok, that isn't that hard to do in my prego state. But kudos to that kid, a young man is the last person you would expect to be so welcoming! Hope his manager gets the message and thanks him
Me, too, all of this!
post #20 of 22
I had my teenage son read just the first post. He was thrilled and determined to do the same if he is ever in the position to help a nursing mother. He saw FoxNews this morning, where they were discussing the mama kicked out of McD's and he came to tell me about it.
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