I've been nursing for a total of 6 years (spread out over 10 years) and never had a negative comment until a few weeks ago. So, I probably shouldn't be posting on this thread, BUT. . . I wouldn't classify it as a completely bad experience. After all, I've been eagerly waiting for some idiot somewhere to say something
In this case, I was nursing my 3 mo old in the furniture section of a large thrift store when an employee came over and announced there was to be no breastfeeding in the facility. As I was calmly reassuring him several times that it was indeed my baby's right to nurse where ever she pleased, an elderly woman came over and started yelling at him that BFing was perfectly natural and that he was the one with the problem. How cool was that? The employee then threatened, "I'm going to go get my supervisor! Is that what you want?" Um, yeah, that's exactly what I want
. And I admit I was rather disappointed when he never came back.
I took my purchases to a cashier and explained to her that some employee and freaked out on me for BFing and she said, "Oh dear. I just don't know why Americans can't get over it." She got a supervisor for me and he was very apologetic, asking if I wanted to file a formal compliant and explaining that most of the furniture employees are hired for their brawn and not brains .
So, what do you say, was that a bad experience or a good one