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post #61 of 127
A nurse in??? A nurse in?? I'll be there for sure!!!
post #62 of 127
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post #64 of 127
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Originally Posted by firstkid4me
Yes, I'm Rebecca, and thanks, Snooter has been fantastic with organizing this as well. I'm so sorry for the reason that you can't nurse
Rebecca, I just have to say, I saw your story on our local news here too and I just want to commend you! I am so glad you are standing up for yourself and other breastfeeding moms everywhere!!! THANK YOU!!!

~Cole
post #65 of 127
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Thanks Cole
post #66 of 127

VS nursing in goals

If the goal is a federal law to protect nursing you may want to get Rep. Carolyn Maloney's office on board. I organized the nurse in for her on Capitol Hill last year when she reintroduced the Breastfeeding Promotion Act. Still hasn't gone anywhere with this do nothing Congress. Whoever is organizing the VS thing would want to contact Ed Mills, the aide in Maloney's office who was my contact on this last year. Just go through her congressional website to send an email attn: Edward Mills and he should get back to you. HTH!

Lorrie
I plan to try to get to my local VS as well
post #67 of 127
i called the local paper

"wouldn't that go under advertising" so had to explain it all again
transferred to the health writer next - "what's a nurse in?"

we'll see if it gets in there - i have my doubts!
post #68 of 127
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Originally Posted by Attached Mama
i called the local paper

"wouldn't that go under advertising" so had to explain it all again
transferred to the health writer next - "what's a nurse in?"

we'll see if it gets in there - i have my doubts!
You should have said, "well it made front page news in the Boston Herald". See if that gets their attention.
post #69 of 127
Alright, I am planning to be at the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, CA on Sat. I sent out an e-mail to our local Burlingame Mother's Club which has over 1,000 members, but so far not much feedback.

I really hope I am not alone here!

And since I have never been to a nurse-in, I have a few questions. My daughter is 19 months old. Even though she comfort nurses at home, she is often too distracted to nurse more than a few minutes in public, unless she is tired, ill, hungry, or thirsty. Do I nurse her at 1:00 sharp? Or do I look for other people and try to stand with them? Do I stand in the doorway or inside the store? Do I stand or sit down? Should I bring a chair???? Should I bring a sign? A banner? A flag? Hehe.. Any info would be great from a more experienced lactavist.

Also, I heard that people were making T-Shirts. Here are some fun T-Shirts in case you haven't seen these!

http://www.cafepress.com/cp/search/s...pt=&rpp=30&st=
post #70 of 127
Off the top of my head, I can't think of anything more ironic (or moronic for that matter) than being told customers might be offended by the sight of breasts in a Victoria's Secret store.

Maybe they're afraid babies might pose competition for their true target audience: men.
post #71 of 127
so what if i'm the only one there??? trying to gather more people. wish me luck!
post #72 of 127
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Originally Posted by ElektroChik
And since I have never been to a nurse-in, I have a few questions. My daughter is 19 months old. Even though she comfort nurses at home, she is often too distracted to nurse more than a few minutes in public, unless she is tired, ill, hungry, or thirsty. Do I nurse her at 1:00 sharp? Or do I look for other people and try to stand with them? Do I stand in the doorway or inside the store? Do I stand or sit down? Should I bring a chair???? Should I bring a sign? A banner? A flag? Hehe.. Any info would be great from a more experienced lactavist.
Yes...what exactly do we do? Nurse in front of store, inside store? I am oh-so-very new to this.
post #73 of 127
From what I gather- sit outside the store, no chanting, no signs. Just peacefully nursing your babe. And if babe, doesn't want to nurse, just being there will show support.
post #74 of 127
ok - i called my local mall to see if i need a permit or something. security is saying since i didn't call during business hrs that they cant' approve it???

well, i told htem i will call tomorrow during business hrs. they were unclear whether the mall gives permits but said i needed permission

so i'm confused. why do some people need permits???? what law would govern that??? in FL it's legal to BF anywhere and at any time so why do we need permission???
post #75 of 127
you dont need permission, just go in and nurse. legally they cant stop you.

btw, are there any aurora, il area moms going to do the nurse in, i dont want to be the only one there, I will pass this onto my LLL leaders so they can rally some moms if needed.
post #76 of 127
There are a bunch of us that will be at Spring Hill Mall in Dundee, IL. Not too far from Aurora.
post #77 of 127
Just wanted to BUMP, so more mama's see this. (and hopefully participate!)
post #78 of 127
Hi hi.. Question. So I understand that there should be no chanting and no signs, but what about fliers? It seems to me that if we are just sitting (standing) there nursing or holding our babies, that we could easily be overlooked. Remember, no one outside the nursing community knows anything about this! And those are the exact people we are trying to bring this attention to.

I was thinking about typing up "A Tale of Two Nursing Moms" and maybe adding some info including the local state laws regarding breastfeeding, and a list of physical/emotional health benefits to nursing and extended nursing.

Would passing out something like this be too intrusive or go against the peaceful message we want to send?
post #79 of 127
You definitely don't need their permission just to breastfeed in their mall/store. The only reason permission of the mall/property owner is even an issue is that this is an organized event/demonstration at a prearranged time, which the press has been notified by us about ahead of time, and it's in response to VS's negative actions, and one of our "demands" is that VS educate their employees, etc.
post #80 of 127
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Originally Posted by ElektroChik
Remember, no one outside the nursing community knows anything about this!
Actually, it's being reported in mainstream media.
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