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Old 12-28-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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The original incident in the Webster Target was not far from me. Texas law does protect women who nurse in public.

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE**CHAPTER 165. BREAST-FEEDING

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Sec. 165.002. RIGHT TO BREAST-FEED. A mother is entitled to breast-feed her baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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While I'm all for breastfeeding (I exclusively pumped for 11 months due to my child refusing breastfeeding), I find this a bit over the top.

I can sympathize with the original woman, I can, but it feels like this is just feels like a holier-than-thou attitude stunt.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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While I'm all for breastfeeding (I exclusively pumped for 11 months due to my child refusing breastfeeding), I find this a bit over the top.

I can sympathize with the original woman, I can, but it feels like this is just feels like a holier-than-thou attitude stunt.
I think it is called consciousness raising and I see nothing wrong with it. One injustice can cause multiple injustices and people like to get the message out to help corporate America make corrections. It usually works.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:26 PM
 
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Go over to the Houston forum and see the thread started there. The man is comparing breastfeeding in public to urinating or defecating in public.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Go over to the Houston forum and see the thread started there. The man is comparing breastfeeding in public to urinating or defecating in public.
The males with stunted emotional growth always say that.

Sometimes you've just got to ignore the ignorant among us

Target seems fine with nursing moms and shouldn't be punished because of something one uninformed employee said or did.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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The part that amuses me with these 'feed ins' is the hypocrisy of it.

Breastfeeding moms are supposedly doing it because it's best for their child. At a 'feed in', I'm supposed to believe that 40 breastfeeding babies, in the nearby area, all feed on the exact same schedule?

That just cracks me up... 40 women showing their boobs in public, not to feed their child, but to make a point.

Strippers do the same thing, but for tips.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:32 AM
 
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Target seems fine with nursing moms and shouldn't be punished because of something one uninformed employee said or did.
There were 8 employees involved, not just one.

The point of a nurse in is to draw attention to the issue of breastfeeding in public which is protected under the law. The more people who understand the law, the less likely it is that mothers will be confronted and humiliated by people who don't understand that breastfeeding in public is protected by the law. It's about raising awareness.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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That just cracks me up... 40 women showing their boobs in public, not to feed their child, but to make a point.

Strippers do the same thing, but for tips.

What an incredibly sad and rather sick attitude. It is possible to nurse a baby in public without showing an inch of skin and women have been discreet about it for a gazillion years.

I certainly never exposed a breast while I nursed for 2 years- not even in my own home. Nobody would have objected, it was simply how I preferred to nurse. Even Michelle Duggar nurses on TV and she doesn't show anything.
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Old 12-29-2011, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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There were 8 employees involved, not just one.

The point of a nurse in is to draw attention to the issue of breastfeeding in public which is protected under the law. The more people who understand the law, the less likely it is that mothers will be confronted and humiliated by people who don't understand that breastfeeding in public is protected by the law. It's about raising awareness.
And to protect breastfeeding mothers from morons who compare it to stripping.
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