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Old 12-29-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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Are you upset because she was sitting on the floor or are you upset because she was breastfeeding? The store asked her to move because she was breastfeeding, not because she was sitting on the floor.
I'd LOVE to know why she sat on the floor.

I'm ALL if favor of breastfeeing but were she my own daughter I might very well roll my eyes at her and say, "Get up off the floor! It's dirty, you're blocking the aisle and someone could clobber you and the baby with a cart."
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I'd LOVE to know why she sat on the floor.

I'm ALL if favor of breastfeeing but were she my own daughter I might very well roll my eyes at her and say, "Get up off the floor! It's dirty, you're blocking the aisle and someone could clobber you and the baby with a cart."
Her account said she sat in an out-of-the-way place, next to a jeans rack. If it's like most Targets, the jeans are against the wall. I seriously doubt she blocked an aisle or otherwise impeded shoppers.

I can understand the desire to nurse quickly - you just plop down and nurse; if the baby's fussy, he calms right away. Target's floor is probably cleaner than mine, with the dog & cat hair!
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:47 PM
 
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But why sit on the floor? As shown in the pictures in the link the op gave it's just as easy to nurse standing up and in this case much safer.
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:48 PM
 
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Are you upset because she was sitting on the floor or are you upset because she was breastfeeding? The store asked her to move because she was breastfeeding, not because she was sitting on the floor.
Both
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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It's really weird to me that people are so hung up on the fact that she was sitting on the floor. "It's okay to breastfeed in public but don't sit on the floor or nurse without a cover or nurse in a restaurant or nurse past 6 months or..."

If a woman was bottle feeding on the floor some might be annoyed by the fact that she's sitting on the floor but I doubt anyone would ask her to move for bottle feeding or judge bottle feeders as a group because one happened to choose to feed her baby while sitting on the floor.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:01 PM
 
Location: You know... That place
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The whole thing seems a bit odd to me. It really isn't clear whether they asked her to move because she was sitting on the floor or because she was breastfeeding. We are only hearing her side of the situation. They could have asked her to move because she was on the floor and were offering her an alternate place to nurse since she seemed to need to sit while BFing.

Target did offer a pseudo-apology. Target Responds | Best for Babes
I feel like they were slow to respond and didn't offer a full apology for a couple of reasons. They may not know the whole situation either. Were they dealing with a woman who took an offer of a more comfortable place to nurse in the wrong way? Did the employees gang up on her and ask her to move because of the BFing? Since they don't know for sure what happened, it is hard to apologize for something that they aren't even sure happened that way.

The other reason is probably because we live in such a litigious society. The corporate lawyers probably had to get involved and they were trying to find the best way to handle it without being sued.

I don't think we will every know the full truth about what happened that day.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Texas
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And Stan4---aren't you a doctor? Do I have the right person? If you are a doctor and you refer to breasts as boobies---well I certainly would have little confidence in your abilities as a doctor. Attitude says so much.
Dude. You seriously need to lighten up.
I certainly have little confidence in your ability to exercise judgment about all sorts of things in life if you think my saying 'boobie' means I am suddenly a bad doctor. Luckily, what you think has little bearing on my life.
This, btw, is what we call a stupid personal attack because you can't argue actual substance.

I don't think one single reasonable person on this thread thinks it's wrong to breastfeed your baby when he/she is hungry.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:13 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Fun bags? A woman refers to them as "fun bags"??!!??
I call them casabas, melons, "the girls," funbags, bewbs, boobies, ta-tas, and a few things that would be censored here. It depends on my mood. My favorite is breasticles - which is what Ruby calls them and it cracks me up every time I hear it.

What the heck difference does it make what someone calls them?
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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The other reason is probably because we live in such a litigious society. The corporate lawyers probably had to get involved and they were trying to find the best way to handle it without being sued.

I don't think we will every know the full truth about what happened that day.
Target has a MASSIVE surveillance system. It's all been recorded. The truth is out there. Somewhere.
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:36 PM
 
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I am good with that..I would have taken my son, but he is no longer breastfeeding...he is 27.
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