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Denied my right to breastfeed at target

Posted by on Apr. 20, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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my 2 month old baby boy was fussy and upset that I couldn't nurse him while shopping at target so I decided to sit down and nurse him.

With my crying baby I walked to the changing rooms and asked the target employee if I can use one of the changing rooms to nurse my baby. The employee said no because it was against target's policy to use the changing rooms to nurse and to instead use the bathroom.

I said ok, walked away and left the store without finishing my shopping. An hour later when I got home, I called target to make a complaint with a manager or supervisor and they immediately apologized for any emotional distress and will be discussing target's breastfeeding policy to the employee after I give them a description of the employee.

I didn't cause a scene because my upset baby was more important than causing a scene.
by on Apr. 20, 2018 at 9:24 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 20, 2018 at 9:53 PM

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Mammacra
by Member on Apr. 20, 2018 at 10:07 PM
I would have handled it differently but ok.
Momtoone07
by Bronze Member on Apr. 20, 2018 at 10:19 PM
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I would have sat in front of the customer service desk, but I'm a bitch like that. Lol
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 20, 2018 at 10:23 PM
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I agree that not making a scene is always appropriate. I probably would have just gone into a changing room to begin with, or found a quiet corner to sit just because Iā€™d hate to leave Target! But you handled it well, too!
littlesippycup
by iloveanons on Apr. 21, 2018 at 1:25 PM
I cOUldn't NuRsE My BaBY aT tArGeT.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 21, 2018 at 1:27 PM

Nicer stores, not Target used to have a lounge area in the restroom area.

I wish they had more of those in all department stores.

mischele
by Member on Apr. 21, 2018 at 1:32 PM
I love the commissary for this very reason. AAlso here the Sears and Dillards provide them as well.

Quoting Anonymous 3:

Nicer stores, not Target used to have a lounge area in the restroom area.

I wish they had more of those in all department stores.

Meepandstitch2
by New Member on Apr. 21, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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You were not denied your right to feed, but where you wanted to feed.

engagedandproud
by Member on Apr. 21, 2018 at 1:34 PM
I walk around and nurse my baby or sit where the shoes are to nurse
sheramom4
by Bronze Member on Apr. 21, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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That is not denying you your right to breastfeed. That is refusing to allow you to breastfeed in your preferred room. It's a changing room. Breastfeed all you want....in the cafe or Starbucks, while walking around, in any area of the store with a seat. However, stores are not obligated to give you a private space. The changing rooms are for people trying on clothes. 

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