Nurse in Success...Concord, Californina.....
When I first got there at 12:50, I saw noone so I went into the store wearing my baby... I saw woman with babies, but they were really shopping, and engaged with salesclerks... 2 employees asked if I needed anything, I said I was just looking around (for nursing mommas *wink* I thought to myself) There were SO many customers.. when I got closer to the back of the store, I noticed 2 VERY large men in back shirts with walkie talkies, kinda having a "meeting", is what it looked like.. I thought, oh man they are waiting for us...
I went back outside and approached a mother that was just standing there with her 2 kids and asked if she was waiting to join a nurse in.. Sadly she was looking for her lost little boy (9yrs old) I got a description and promised to keep an eye out for him, as mall security came up to help her.
One by one the momma's started showing up.. I gave them the desciption of the lost boy... We waited for everyone to gather outside the store.
We had 6 moms, 3 Daddies(one who took the day off just to attend!)
and 8 babies & toddlers! One baby was only 3 weeks old, homebirthed and not even named yet! SO sweet & little!!!!!
Another mom and I had collected the free panty coupons and we handed them out to the others.
Then we all went into VS, about 1:15 in a group ...asked where the free panties were, then plopped ourselves right down in front of the display. VS was ready for us... they did not harrass us, or ask us to leave. One asked our member Diana if she would like a dressing room and she told them she was comfortable right where she was. We were told though, that picture taking was *NOT ALLOWED* in the store, but that was after Diana's husband already took 2 pics...
My baby(14mos) was kinda too distracted to nurse for long while I was sitting on the floor, so I followed the lead of one tandem nursing momma, and sat her on a display table, stood in front of her and let her latch on that way... so she was nursing and pulling on a g-string on the manequin next to her! Hillarious! ...
When we were done, we took more pics outside the store, then some of us went back in to get our free panties. They asked if wanted the $10off sports bra and I informed them they need to carry larger sizes & nursing bras.(I went from a 36c to a 36f due to nursing) Then I told her it was guaranteed that they will go back down after baby decides she no longer wants to nurse, then I could shop there... lol.. she kinda looked at me strange... lol
It was nice to meet other nursing mother's from the community.
SO... I think it was a success... simply because it was obvious VS Corporate was aware of this Nationwide nurse in and notified their stores accordingly... the employees barley batted an eye at us and just let us do our thing.
I will try to post pics as soon as I can.
No Media showed up... I had contacted the local paper and the cbs news.
Sorry you didn't make it EVC.. I hope I meet you some other time!
Here is the link for the AP group I co-organise if you want to join....http://attachmentparenting.meetup.com/275/
We don't have set days and times for playdates.. we are 2 working moms that organise it so we are really flexible and try to do things when it's conveinient for others.