Posts Tagged “babies”

It still isn’t quite justice.

by Another Mother on May 11, 2011

When I was kicked out of a Montreal store for breastfeeding, one of the first things I did was to write a letter to the store and ask for an apology. The second was to file a human rights complaint.

I’m happy to say that the complaint has now been settled by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal.

And on to the next one

by Another Mother on April 27, 2011

I received an email this week that just made me so angry. It was a letter from another mom who wrote that just last week the exact same thing happened to her. She says that she too was kicked out (…)

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Kissing Babies

by Another Mother on April 11, 2011

It’s federal election time again in Canada. So when the parties call you or knock on your door, you should probably ask then what they think about public breastfeeding. Because if you don’t ask, they won’t know it’s important. And (…)

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Private vs Public

by Another Mother on March 28, 2011

About a week after I was kicked out of a store in Montreal, a similar incident occurred in Vancouver. (The date on the story says March 23, but it was first published on January 11.) According to the Vancouver Sun, (…)

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How my breasts got their 15 minutes of fame

by Another Mother on March 25, 2011

You could tell by the second question and the last question the journalists asked me, that this was going to be a story about my breasts. And about Charlize Theron’s breasts.

Breastfeeding Photo Project

by Another Mother on January 29, 2011

Are you a breastfeeding mum in Quebec? Interested in making public breastfeeding more accepted? There is a cool photo project called “Allaiter partout… simplement!” [Breastfeed everywhere… of course!]. The plan is to take photos women breastfeeding in public, for a (…)

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Allaite-In (That’s a nurse-in folks!)

by Another Mother on January 6, 2011

Seems I’ve just been invited to a nurse-in. Wednesday, January 19 · 1:00pm – 1:30pm Orchestra – Montréal Complexe Les Ailes 677, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest Montreal, QC H3B 1B9 View a map There is a facebook event here, if you (…)

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A tired hungry baby

by Another Mother on January 6, 2011

Yesterday I was asked to stop breastfeeding my baby.  And I’m pissed.

I was shopping at Orchestra, a kids’ clothing store at Complexe Les Ailes in downtown Montreal. They have a small semi-secluded seating area for kids with movies playing. My older kids were sitting in their stroller watching the movie when my youngest got hungry. So I fed her. She’s 5 months old and she eats breastmilk. From my actual breast. Shocking, I know!

I wasn’t even the only mother breastfeeding. I was being discrete, as if it matters, which it doesn’t (but that’s for another blog post). And I hadn’t finished shopping.

And that’s when the store clerk showed up and asked us both to stop.