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post #61 of 200
Lots of Mamas (maybe a dozen?), about 4 dads, and a dozen babies or so here. Ds nursed to sleep after about a half hour on the boob. Our VS was very supportive, so for the few who asked, we said it was more about raising awareness than a protest. Very nice experience!
post #62 of 200

i got to share snooter's blanket!

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and she's lovely and gracious and she did a fantastic job of talking to the media. a photographer, two reporters, and a newscamera, and about 15 moms, tons of kids and several dads, too.
much talking and lots of laughing and when we were done lots of us smiled and waved at the frog pond in the boston common and our day ended up with a free swan boat ride and a free T ride home (gotta love that elevator entrance in downtown crossing where you can never seem to pay but the door is always open).
absolutely delightful and i will sleep rested and feeling like i did something today.
i really did something today.
thank you snooter.
post #63 of 200
Houston Galleria had a nice turn out. I didn't actually count but I'd say there was 15 or so mamas there, a few dads, and lots of darling kiddos.

We sat outside VS and nursed and a few people asked what we were doing. The women who worked at VS though were pretty rude. They actually sprayed perfume at us over and over (as if we were dirty??) One mama posited that it was their version of tear gas! HAHAHAHA.

When I got home, I passed dd to her daddy so he could hold her a bit. He said "wow, you smell like perfume. what did mama do?" and I almost died laughing. I said "it wasn't mama, it was those b@$%#ches at VS." HAHAHAHA.

XOXO
Beth

P.S. A few people took pics. I hope they post them!!
post #64 of 200

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.


YAY 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.
post #65 of 200

Trumbull, CT

I was one of those lone nursers in Trumbull, CT. I had my husband with me, and met 2 other supporters (one from this board). My 11 month old, who usually nursers for just a minute or 2 at a time, actually nursed for around 10 minutes in the sling while I walked around the store. I have complemented my babe many times for helping with the nurse in!

I didn't get any comments. I was just asked normal questions of if I needed any help looking for anything. Some people smiled but mostly didn't bat an eyelash - which I take as a good sign! After nursing through the store my husband and I went elsewhere.

Di
post #66 of 200
just got back from the omaha, NE nurse-in.....which consisted of two people, myself and a friend (babykaoss on this board). i had sent press releases to all the local news stations, not sure if any of them would even bother, but one did, and they interviewed me! so, i'll be on the 10 pm news tonight!

it was weird...while we were in the store, the head of security came in and talked to one of the clerks (who was standing next to us) and said "well, if things start getting crazy around here, you just give us a call and we'll come take care of it." WTF?! cause, ya know, we might just cause a ruckus....:

then, outside the store, 3 cops and 2 security guards were standing around, keeping an eye on everyone passing by. when we walked past, the female officer stopped us to coo over our babies...then we left. with them still standing around, anticipating some kind of horrible disturbing of the peace, i guess, none the wiser that those radicals they were supposed to be keeping an eye out for had just slipped away!

anyways, the staff were all very nice to us, and not a single person said anything about sarah nursing (my own babe was sleeping so soundly i didn't have the heart to wake her!).

looking forward to watching the news tonight (and at the same time absolutely terrified! i've never been on the news before. i hope i did a good job!)

anyways, the staff was very friendly, never
post #67 of 200
I missed it. Bella was SO FUSSY there was no taking her out. She's fine now though, I'm thinking maybe we'll go and nurse just for fun. And I do have one of those free panty coupons. Great job ladies! I'm really glad to hear there were some good turnouts.
Totally OT, Andi I just realized I forgot to pm you back about the necklace. I sent it out and if you don't have it yet you should by Monday I'd think.
post #68 of 200
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Originally Posted by djinneyah

it was weird...while we were in the store, the head of security came in and talked to one of the clerks (who was standing next to us) and said "well, if things start getting crazy around here, you just give us a call and we'll come take care of it." WTF?! cause, ya know, we might just cause a ruckus....:
You crazy nursing moms might start spraying the walls and bras in the store!:
post #69 of 200
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Originally Posted by aileen
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and she's lovely and gracious and she did a fantastic job of talking to the media. a photographer, two reporters, and a newscamera, and about 15 moms, tons of kids and several dads, too.
much talking and lots of laughing and when we were done lots of us smiled and waved at the frog pond in the boston common and our day ended up with a free swan boat ride and a free T ride home (gotta love that elevator entrance in downtown crossing where you can never seem to pay but the door is always open).
absolutely delightful and i will sleep rested and feeling like i did something today.
i really did something today.
thank you snooter.
You are too nice! I was more than happy to share my blanket! I wish I had brought a few more in fact. Thanks so much to everyone in Boston and around the country for showing up, even if it was a lone nurser. I'm so proud of everyone!
post #70 of 200
Here in Dundee IL we had 3 nursing mamas including myself, 1 dad, and one supporter. Not the big turnout we'd hoped for, but it was still nice to be a part of the whole thing and to meet some new people. We just sat outside the store on some benches and nursed and chatted. At one point we saw a babywearing mom with 2 young children and we thought she was joining us, but she walked right on by.

I'm LOVING the pictures, keem em coming!
post #71 of 200
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Originally Posted by kissum
Totally OT, Andi I just realized I forgot to pm you back about the necklace. I sent it out and if you don't have it yet you should by Monday I'd think.
no problem! thanks for letting me know. i'll PM you when it gets here
post #72 of 200
We had a great time at the Boston nurse-in today. I got to meet Aileen and Snooter! Thanks everyone, for showing up and supporting NIP!
post #73 of 200
My son has weaned, so we just showed up as emotional support. We were really early, and no one was there, so we went to the food court for a bite to eat. We were delayed (messy preschooler issues), and when we came back, it was about 1:10, and we didn't see anyone. We did walk around the store. I was wearing my "Breast Milk Is Brain Food" shirt. And we hung out outside of the store for a bit. But, no one came. I don't know if we missed them entirely, or no one showed up at my local VS. But, I had to leave to pick up a friend.
post #74 of 200
Great job mamas!!(and your kids too!)

post #75 of 200

East Town Mall..Knoxville Tennessee

Only 3 moms, and 2 dads, with a total of 4 kids. felt like a bust. We were all wearing our lactivism t shirts, but a lot of the folks who said they would show up wound up going to the WEst Town Mall. We werent encouraged at all!
post #76 of 200
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Houston Galleria had a nice turn out. I didn't actually count but I'd say there was 15 or so mamas there, a few dads, and lots of darling kiddos.

We sat outside VS and nursed and a few people asked what we were doing. The women who worked at VS though were pretty rude. They actually sprayed perfume at us over and over (as if we were dirty??) One mama posited that it was their version of tear gas! HAHAHAHA.

When I got home, I passed dd to her daddy so he could hold her a bit. He said "wow, you smell like perfume. what did mama do?" and I almost died laughing. I said "it wasn't mama, it was those b@$%#ches at VS." HAHAHAHA.

Yep, I was there and had a great time!!

My baby smelled a bit like perfume too, lol!!
post #77 of 200
Just wanted to say that I am glad I went. It was so nice to meet other moms.

Also, there was just a blurp on the Chicago Fox new about it!. That two moms had been directed to bathrooms to nurse their babies and that women had gathered outside many stores to raise awareness of breastfeeding laws. (I tivo'ed it, I will have to watch it again so I can actually quote it).
post #78 of 200
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Originally Posted by jessjgh1
Oh, I HAD my camera and forgot to take a picture.... darn it.
Jessica
Oh, but that's really ok. LOL I'm just so not a fan of getting my picture taken, specially when I'm all hugely pregnant and sweaty from chasing a toddler.
post #79 of 200
We had two mama's in Paducah KY. It was real uneventful, but they were ready for us and had security coming in and out of the store looking for trouble I guess. That's real funny, like I was going to be real crazy with babe attached!!
Anyway the manager was nice and said they are welcoming to nursing mamas and have no problem with us. We nodded and suggested they make some nursing bras because we would buy them. She agreed they should make some and showed us a bra that could be used as a nursing bra.
Well that was about it. Still glad I went! Thanks for getting this all together. It amazes me what we can do.
blessings, Sarah Dallas
post #80 of 200
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Originally Posted by akafrogs

Also, there was just a blurp on the Chicago Fox new about it!. That two moms had been directed to bathrooms to nurse their babies and that women had gathered outside many stores to raise awareness of breastfeeding laws. (I tivo'ed it, I will have to watch it again so I can actually quote it).
Really?!? I contacted Fox but they never got back to me. I'll have to check the 9 oclock news and see if they mention it.
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