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Maybe something along the lines of "No, thank you, I am very comfortable nursing right here," or "I don't require a private space to feed my baby." Should these kind of stock phrases become automatic, just as our knowledge of protective breastfeeding legislation? Should we ask, in the moment, for clarification as to the motive behind being asked to nurse in a different location, or to cover up, or whatever? "No thank you, my baby and I are comfortable nursing right here, and our right to do so is protected by state law. Are you asking us to leave because we are nursing?"
Kristy, wife to Josh proud mama to Katie: since 3/08 and Emma since 8/12.
I'm crunchy... Like a Dorito.
Mama to Sprout 4.09 and Bruises 7.11 handfasted to 9.07
Kinda off topic, but not totally, then when a mom *chooses* to use the lounge, due to reasons of her own comfort/keeping the older sibling contained...the salesclerk comes in and makes a stink about how this room is for mom/baby dyads and feeding the baby and someone might be uncomfortable because my older preschool or school age child is also in there with me because I don't want to leave them unattended while I nurse the baby!
I have seen a trend lately in breastfeeding discrimination stories, where businesses and establishments caught discriminating against nursing mothers twist the story so that it seems that the mother was being offered a more private place, for her own comfort, and the mother just misunderstood their helpfulness. I am sure this is a tactic pushed by their lawyers, but still it makes me wonder ... (...)
Andrea , wife to K , mother to
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