Originally Posted by annettemarie
The thing is, though, if you google YMCA and Breastfeeding, it's a pretty farspread problem. That's what's mind boggling to me.
That's a huge bummer! My only experience has been at my YMCA where I work, the next closest is over an hour away. I'm definitely going to talk to our marketing person and see if they might be willing to publicly displaying something showing we are BFing friendly and see if I can find the official policy that ALL the Ys should be adhering to. I'm gonna dig and see if I can find that info? It would be nice to see what that is because if they aren't even following their own policies that can be pointed out too. (besides the obvious LAWS involved that state moms can to begin with!)
Like I said, ours is amazing and I'm really bummed not all of them are like ours!! I do a lot of staff training for my department and if I heard of any of them treating a nursing mom like that I would be livid!
The only thing I'd take issue with is being in the fitness area (weight/equipment room) anyone under like 14(?) isn't allowed in that room at ours... It wouldn't be related to breastfeeding at all though because baby wouldn't be there to begin with. Ours is a small area and crowed and not idea for youngsters. But anywhere a mom could possibly have kids or baby it would be fine.