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It seems that Victoria Secret has been giving nursing mothers a hard time. Calling breastfeeding unsanitary, equating it to changing on the sales floor, etc. I think that Victoria Secrets and the Limited Brands Company needs a wake up call. I think that a cross country nurse-in would do just that. Complete with news coverage.

Of all places for breasts to be seen as dirty and unsanitary, this takes the cake! So, anyone care to help organize one in your area? I'll gladly do it my area as well as contact the local news media.

Do you think a nurse-in on the weekend or weekday would be best? What about both a Saturday and Sunday? Or during the week Monday, Friday? I'm just trying to get a feel for what works best during this demonstrations.

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I'd be in.

I am in the Twin Cities, MN

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i would probably be in, depends on dh schedule
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Scatter, that's why I'm wondering if a two day even might be best so that people have two days to choose from ya know? But, I also don't know if that will thin out the crowds so it doesn't have the same impact.

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How does right after the Fourth of July work for everyone? Or do you think it should be sooner?




Can ya tell I'm a fired up right now?!

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when is world breastfeeding day? I can't remember if it is July or August. It should be held before right? I don't know about 1 or 2 days
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Some women at ProMom are being VERY helpful!

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cool! what re they doing?
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I'd be up for participation. I used to really like Victoria's Secret. Sigh.

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I'll go. Should I contact my local LLL to see if there will be ohter moms there?
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I'd be in.

I am in the Twin Cities, MN
Twin Cities...lol
That's punny!

And yes...I'd like to do one out here...When?

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It's in August, I think.
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It seems that Victoria Secret has been giving nursing mothers a hard time. Calling breastfeeding unsanitary, equating it to changing on the sales floor, etc.
Can you elaborate?

Nevermind, I had not scrolled down the forum yet...
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I'm totally up for it! I'm in Medford, OR and there's one here at the mall (oh, two birds one stone LOL!)
Maybe could do one wkday one weekend day so working mamas can come too? Like Sun/Mon or Fri/Sat? One of our local hosp has a baby friendly birth center so maybe I can talk to the ladies there for some support. Hmm... and there's a LLL north and south of here (but none here) maybe they'll get involved.
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Can you elaborate?
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=472734

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=472512

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Well, I'd love to on Breastfeeding day, but I think this needs to be done before then. I know we'll most likely get a local nurse-in together very soon. That doesn't mean there can't be a national one in the near future either. I'm talking to a bunch of different folks, trying to gather some info and make a plan.

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i doubt LLL would get involved. i don't think they do nurse in's officially, but you could get in touch with some moms through LLL and see if they wanna join
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whatever day, i'll be happy to join in (omaha, NE here), and could probably get a few others to join in, too.

yay! my first nurse-in!

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i doubt LLL would get involved. i don't think they do nurse in's officially, but you could get in touch with some moms through LLL and see if they wanna join
That's what I meant. Sorry, just so dang fired up at this nonsense! It's hard to find lactivists locally (though ty for the pm other Medford mama! ) so I was just thinking while typing, kwim?
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I'd be in as well, but my sis is getting married July 8...any other day!!


And it sounds like I might be in the minority, but I think doing just 1 day would make for a bigger crowd and more noticeable effect, kwim?
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I'd be in as well, but my sis is getting married July 8...any other day!!


And it sounds like I might be in the minority, but I think doing just 1 day would make for a bigger crowd and more noticeable effect, kwim?
This is sort of what I was thinking as well. And it gets news coverage more focused.

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I'd be willing! Chico CA here! I think a sat. would be best for my area atleast because that's when the mall is most busy. How would I draw publicity? Write to the local paper?
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I'm usually out of town on the weekends, but would have to stick around for this. lol
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i'm in, denver co here -- and once i know details i'll let my local ap mamas know!

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Colorado Springs here... I'd be in Been Itching to do a nurse in....
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I'd love to be part of any nurse-in in des moines IA or northern VA/wash DC

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Oh, I'm in- I have always wanted to do a nurse-in but nothing is ever by me. There is a VS in the mall about 20 minutes from here (in toledo). I may be able to get a few mommas to come with me.
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I've got a few other mamas interested already.
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