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#1 of 6 Old 01-26-2013, 03:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was shopping at target today and my 12 month old starts signing milk and getting really fussy. I make a bee line to the dressing room to nurse her there. I tell the attendant I am going in one of the stalls to nurse my daughter. She tells me she has to ask her boss if I can do that. Wtf? I tell her I have nothing on me and she still asks her supervisor. I go in the stall and start nursing, her supervisor radios back that, non, I can't do that. The attendant knocks on the door telling me I cant do that. I am so flabergasted I just ignore her. When I finish, or D D finished, I walk out and she's trying to explain that I can't do that in there. My mind is blown that not one but 2 people could be so ridiculous. I still feel insulted to be treated like I was doing something wrong. What would you do?

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Was a reason given??

 

Not that a reason is any justification. I'm just curious. If one was given, I'm sure it's ridiculous.

 

The supervisor should know better. I would have given him/her an earfull. If you left without doing that, I'd still do it. Go back and hand him/her a copy of the law.


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Call the Best for Babes hotline. 1-855-NIP-FREE

Also contact First Right. www.firstright.org

Both provide assistance to women in your situation.

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I'm sorry that happened to you. In the future, I wouldn't tell the dressing room person what you need the room for. Just take an item with you, tell them you have one thing and go in and feed the baby.


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Phathui5 I like your approach.  I'm usually very non-confrontational, but this event really insulted me. Furthermore, I do remember reading awhile back that Target's corporate policy is that the dressing room is available for use for nursing mothers.  I do feel that I should contact the manager and make sure that policy is enforced in his/her store.  So I will probably write a letter/email about what happened, and then use the "I'm trying on one thing" approach in the future.


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How silly, I would have been pissed too, I'm glad it didn't stop you from BFing. I would definitely write a letter/e-mail if you have the time, especially if it goes against their corporate policy.

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