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They told me to leave because I was breastfeeding.

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So I went to Wal-Mart yesterday to do school shopping with my 7 year old son and I brought my 1 month old son with me.

I EBF btw.

So we gathered up his school supplies and then went back to the shoe/sneaker department so I could purchase sneakers for my son for school.

We were the only ones in the sneaker aisle, no one else was there.

I had that nursing privacy blanket, that's what it's called.

For those who don't know what it is: it's a fabric type blanket that has a string on it so you wrap the string around your neck and cover yourself up while the baby is nursing so no one can see.

Well an associate was in the aisle because she was helping a customer.

She saw me and told me that I had to leave because that was inappropriate with that I was doing.

I asked her if i could at least check out first and she said yes.

So we checked out and left. =(

I was so embarrassed.

by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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Mama_Gleich
by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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Quoting CoeyG:




Lol!

Ok.

Might not want to go to Target, or Von's either... I once saw a bird flying in both of those stores! :)

Damn disgusting places *rolls eyes*

CoeyG
by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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Quoting Mama_Gleich:

Quoting CoeyG:




Lol!

Ok.

Might not want to go to Target, or Von's either... I once saw a bird flying in both of those stores! :)

Damn disgusting places *rolls eyes*

I don't shop at Target and ther is no Von's here.

Mama_Gleich
by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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Quoting CoeyG:




So, pretty much you don't go anywhere....

AmericanChild82
by Member on Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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Sorry but she's wrong. It's against the law for them to even suggest you leave. I'd be on the phone with WalMart giving them a peace of my mind. No way is anyone going to dictate to me where I can and can not feed my baby.

the.real.me
by Member on Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM
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What Walmart was it?
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RaLeighsMommy11
by Bronze Member on Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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I'm shocked at the things you are saying. Some people need to grow up & get off their high horse

Quoting CoeyG:


Quoting LandonsMom1114:

Um not sure where you live but the Walmart here is not like that at all lol. Regardless, I nurse wherever I need to...birds flying around would be no different than sitting in a park or nursing while I'm camping...



Quoting CoeyG:


Quoting LandonsMom1114:

If baby is hungry, they have to eat. They don't understand " sorry honey but I have to check out so noone takes care of our cart and then we will go to the car so you can eat". The baby wasn't eating off the floor,so what makes it so " nasty" to nurse in Walmart.


I agree with other moms, follow up on this because that was wrong and illegal .






Quoting CoeyG:

Frankly if it were me, I would have at least gone out to my car...I wouldn't be breastfeeding in the middle of Wal Mart anytime...ewww that's a nasty place to breastfeed a baby.  

My daugher worked at Wal Mart, they are nasty...because it is basically a warehouse there are birds nests, rats ness etc in the place, would you like to be hit with birt shit while you're breastfeeding?  I'd go out to the car thank you.  

Take a look up when you go to wal Mart, is thee a regular ceiling?  Do you see vents  and platforms, gerders?  

I wouldn't be nursing outside period.  I'd be in a tent if I were camping or in a vehicle.  Feeding time should be mommie and baby time, or family time.  Not all the patrons of Wal Mart time.  Even though I bottled (formula) fed my daughter when we were out and she got hungry I would find a quite place to do so.  It is great for extra bonding time plus peace and quiet are more conducive to good digestion.  

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ScrChk23
by Amanda on Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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Agree. In Indiana you are legally allowed to do that anywhere.

Quoting Mommy2justone:

Depending on the state you are in, that is probably illegal. 

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mommaJewels2011
by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:10 PM
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That's illegal! Omg I would have freaked out on her! Call the local news station
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beco8627
by Bronze Member on Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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I would've said "no thank you, my babe is hungry and I'm also getting my child school things, so I think I will stay right here until I'm done feeding." She couldn't force you to leave. People are such idiot assholes....
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.KFeatherable.
by on Aug. 16, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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I work for a Walmart. And honestly, a "sales associate" has absolutely no right to talk to a customer that way. I would have asked for a manager!
I would talk to a manager ASAP, talk to a news station, do everything I I can to make sure that Walmart gets in trouble!
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