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Breast feeding mom kicked out of Hollister in Galleria Mall in Houston UPDATE! SECOND UPDATE WITH PICTURES FROM AROUND THE NATION!

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http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/20436355/2012/12/27/breast-feeding-mom-says-hollister-manager-threw-her-out  I'm in the general area, so I'm going to go in there tomorrow if I can and breast feed just to tick them off. If they try to kick me out I'm going to say, "Ok, I just need to make a couple of calls first. Gotta call Fox News and my lawyer." hehehe.

ETA: I did it! Parking is a nightmare at the Galleria! Nobody hassled me, though. Pic on p. 5

The official nurse in was today. I wanted to go back to the Galleria again but dh was having a fit about it so we compromised and I nursed in at the Woodlands Mall which is closer to us. Here's the pics.At first I was by myself, but then this Momma showed up.

This is Brittany Warfield. She's the mother who started it all when she was kicked out of the Hollister in the Galleria Mall in Houston. :)

Lakeland square mall, (I don't think the pic was labeled with  the state). These women are being told by security that they can't sit, but they can stand.

This one is somewhere in Fl.

 Willowbrook Mall, NJ

This woman, and her two friends in Concord Mall in Delaware were harrassed by security. Here is a link to the story on them... http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/07/16389791-breast-feeding-moms-say-they-were-harassed-by-security-at-delaware-mall?lite  It doesn't look like it's going to be clicky, but if not I'm not sure how to make it clicky...

 

There's many more stories and pics from this nationwide event here... http://www.facebook.com/jennie.cashmere#!/events/191004591024062/192818427509345/?notif_t=event_mall_reply

by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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loisl25
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 9:52 PM

  Well, if you can make it, that'd be awesome. I'm going to try to be there at 1 pm. :)

Quoting BabyPink07:

I live in the woodlands, I'd nurse in with you! That makes me sooooooo mad!


allnaturalwoman
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I think a bunch of us should just go there and all start nursing at the same time!!!!!!!

loisl25
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM

 Great idea! :)

Quoting allnaturalwoman:

I think a bunch of us should just go there and all start nursing at the same time!!!!!!!


Nolanzo
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Wow... this is why I think its a great idea to have a printed copy of what the law states in your purse, because undoubtedly some ignorant jackass is going to try to come along and ruin your perfectly normal day. Unbelievable.

And Hollister employees are rarely beyond 20 freaking years old... or as in the case with our local Galleria, run entirely by one particular high school save for the general manager..... so its possible they were truly just
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Mommavieve
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Yuck. I can't walk past one of those without gagging. Either way they were wrong.
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aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM
No one knows of the laws until something like this happens. It should be part of the training for all managers everywhere.

Quoting mostlymaydays:

Considering that "Under Texas law, moms are allowed to breast-feed in public", how can they say: "The Galleria welcomes and supports a mother's right to breast-feed her child in public.  There is no policy at the Galleria that prohibits a mother from breast-feeding wherever she may choose and we strongly encourage our retailers to do the same," Galleria Mall's general manager Greg Noble says.


They strongly encourage their retailers to abide by the LAW? They couldn't legally make a policy prohibiting a mother from breast feeding there. Why do they want a big pat on the back for saying they are complying with the law?


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loisl25
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM

  I agree!

Quoting aehanrahan:

No one knows of the laws until something like this happens. It should be part of the training for all managers everywhere.

Quoting mostlymaydays:

Considering that "Under Texas law, moms are allowed to breast-feed in public", how can they say: "The Galleria welcomes and supports a mother's right to breast-feed her child in public.  There is no policy at the Galleria that prohibits a mother from breast-feeding wherever she may choose and we strongly encourage our retailers to do the same," Galleria Mall's general manager Greg Noble says.

 

They strongly encourage their retailers to abide by the LAW? They couldn't legally make a policy prohibiting a mother from breast feeding there. Why do they want a big pat on the back for saying they are complying with the law?

 


holly85
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Where in that store could you bf?!
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loisl25
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:40 PM

 I don't even know, but I'll figure out a way even if I have to sit on the floor. The baby will have my nice soft arms and lap so it's ok. :)

Quoting holly85:

Where in that store could you bf?!


xtina8817
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 1:49 AM
Quoting Nolanzo:

Wow... this is why I think its a great idea to have a printed copy of what the law states in your purse, because undoubtedly some ignorant jackass is going to try to come along and ruin your perfectly normal day. Unbelievable.

And Hollister employees are rarely beyond 20 freaking years old... or as in the case with our local Galleria, run entirely by one particular high school save for the general manager..... so its possible they were truly just

I guarantee that some uptight customer complained. I doubt a 19 yrbold kid would decide on their own and have the balls to walk up to a nursing mom and ask her to leave
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