Army Base Commander in Hawaii threatening moms who BF!
from the opinonated mamas page:
"Oh ladies, you would not believe what we are
going through at our base here in Hawaii! Two mamas on two back to back
days were told to either cover, use the nasty nursing room or leave the
commissary (Military base grocery store)..Federal breastfeeding laws
cover any on post institutions.
I went with one of the girls yesterday to speak with the manager and he assured us that it won't happen again, however, the base commander made a statement on facebook that there is seriously consideration for forcing mothers to cover up. They also told us that our plan for a peaceful nurse in (Walking around shopping while nursing in carriers, using the facility for what it's there for) was against rules and police action would be enforced. Intimidating nursing mothers, seriously Army??
One of the ladies is having a meeting with the base commander and commissary manager today in a few hours. POSITIVE THOUGHTS PLEASE! The nursing community is pretty big around here, but we can still use all the support we can get."