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post #142 of 146
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Originally Posted by kidspiration View Post
passive aggressive guilt tripping doesn't go over around here.

as for looking at the big picture, it is RMH that needs to step back and look at it. if they are to engage in discriminatory practices, they need to be called on it and make changes within their organization so that nothing like this ever happens again.

the original poster and her family has demonstrated incredible restraint in light of the situation.

this all goes to show that we, as nursing mothers, are a force to be reckoned with. mess with the mama bulls...and you get the horns.
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(Except that bulls are, by nature, male. But I get your point!)
post #143 of 146
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Originally Posted by wonderfulww
I'm not saying the issue is not important, because it is. All I'm saying is before deciding what to do just put yourself in the position of one of those other families. Those children are also sick. They are dealing with an equally stessful time in their lives. Also, I do not work for any RMH, I am just someone who's life RMH has affected positively.
No one is putting those other families out, threatening to kick them out, harming them, or negatively affecting them by demanding that the rights of a mother to breastfeed her sick child be respected. Those other families aren't in danger, and no one is causing them any stress.
post #144 of 146
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Do not attempt to cripple the entire operation of the House. Too many others depend on this wonderful place. Calling for media involvement and lawsuits is certainly not working towards a solution, but is costing money, time and adding to the problem.
Three things, first, let's be honest here. If the original family had kept quiet about what happened, never told people their story, asked for public outcry, brought in lawyers, etc., this policy would have continued unquestionably. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes public pressure to make change (or hold companies to state law as in this case).

Secondly, I think the public (who does make so many donations to this organization) has the right to know if the organization is practicing illegal (or at least unethical) policies. I, for one, would never donate another cent to the organization until I receive some assurance that they're respecting the rights of a mother to feed her child a scientifically proven/superior healthy food. I only give money to organizations that I can feel good about, and who share my same values - and I think that is my right as a donor.

And finally, if we never stood up for ourselves when we were wronged, laws would never change, victims would never see justice, and those who do the wrong would continue in their ways. How sad. Think of the larger implications here.
post #145 of 146

Interesting....

I was up late watching TBS on Tuesday night, and there was an ad for a Chicagoland RMH. Now, I am frequently up late watching TBS. My dh works often works remotely from home and tends to be quite the night owl. It's hard for me to fall asleep without him, so I tend to be up late watching TBS. I've never seen a RMH ad before. Makes me wonder if the corrective PR campaign had already begun, even up here (or especially up here since I'm not too far from RMH corporate?) in Illinois. Hmmmm......

BGT -- I'm thinking of you and your family and sending calm, healing vibes/thoughts/prayers out for Tobin.
post #146 of 146
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Originally Posted by wonderfulww View Post
I'm not saying the issue is not important, because it is. All I'm saying is before deciding what to do just put yourself in the position of one of those other families. Those children are also sick. They are dealing with an equally stessful time in their lives. Also, I do not work for any RMH, I am just someone who's life RMH has affected positively.
No one should have to ask RMH to do anything special. What they are asked to do here is infinitely simple: obey the law. I'm sure if a cancer patient wanted to toke up in RMH, they would ask her to stop. I'm sure if RMH asked African American residents to announce their presence when entering common areas, you'd get it. Well, by requiring nursing mothers to announce their presence and "be discrete" they are breaking the law.
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