GREAT nurse in in Las Vegas!Our nursing was AWESOME. WE had 25+ moms, plus their babies/toddler/children, older children, and quite a few dads (who went to get some luch during the activities)!!
We were there four about an hour and a half.
We gave the VS manager a hand out I made with the press release, some articles and stuff.
They later came out to invite us in, said we could use their lounge area if we needed to sit and nurse (as there's limited benches outside), walk through the store...anything.
The mall security and the mall manager were a little less welcoming. They came up, said hi, 'adviced us' that it was private property and they had the right to ask us to leave, and asked what the plan was. She then went in to talk to the VS manager, and came back out and said it was OK for us to stay, and that we could even go in the store.
Later we found out (from the VS manager) the mall manager asked her if they wanted us removed. To which the VS manager said, as she told us the story: "I told her it was totally fine, that you guys are welcome here, and in our store. That we're ashamed someone in our store treated nursing moms the way they did, it's totally unacceptable and we are very sorry it happened...somewhere in the east right? It's a shame. Again..."
The VS manager was an absolute darling! She said there has been talk of a nursing bra by VS, and that it just takes time, just like it took time for them to get a sports bra out (which is new I guess). But that they were working on not only the nursing bra, but expanding their band with to 40+ and having more AA bras.
One of the ladies' daughter even had her make up done while we where there.
We handed out some 'press releases' to those intrigued by our presence, and while we did get two "disgusting" looks (by women) most everyone was supportive, and thrilled to see so many babies. Even a pregnant woman took a release and said she was really interested in reading it.
As we walked out the mall I noticed a VS employee on break, sitting on a bench, reading through the hand out I gave her manager. The hand out had the press release, the state's breastfeeding laws, the past incident with VS, and other pro-breastfeeding articles.
Way to go las vegas!!!!!:
You can see pictures of our nursing on www.breastfeeding.com
, they should be up soon.
However, no media attended. They were not allowed in property, and didn't call to set up interviews. BUT, I'll be emailing pix about it to see if they get at least something in the broadcast.