Was the nursing mom being unreasonable or were the workers being just down right ugly?
Question: Should she have moved when asked?
Total Votes: 109
Now since Ive joined Cm, I'll admit BFing has come into a new light in my eyes. Its just another way to feed your child vs. the icky act I once felt it was. However, I do think the nursing mom at target was just a tad bit unreasonable. She was in the middle of their women's department sitting down on the ground. C' mon, thats a wee bit crazy. Especially when the have perfectly good benches, dressing rooms (as a last resort, it still looks much cleaner than a floor), and in some locations a cafe or restaurant. I think the way the employees handled it was wrong. There was no real need to walk past her mumbling things. Thats a passive aggressiveway to handle something, and really mean. I would have just ask her to please go to a bench or somewhere out of the way of traffic. They did ask her to move but i think the way they went about it was wrong. Maybe trying to point out more comfortable spots in the store might have persuaded her to move from that area. If she was in the direct way of costumers, then she should have been ask to move but there was still no need to be rude about it.
Its her right to feed her baby where she pleases. I do think it would have been a little considerate to sit somewhere cleaner, safer, and not in the way. But its also your responsibility as an employee to handle things correctly and tactfully.
I am enthused that the moms are expressing their concerns about it, they have every right. I do however hope they did not block costumer and merchandising space.
EDIT: HLN's story link: http://www.hlntv.com/video/2011/12/28/target-mothers-breast-feeding-nurse
EDIT 2: This is a clip of the mom and her baby. I think a reporter was just telling her story (reporting the news) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fy04Nnv16U