Posts Tagged “breastfeeding”

Baby steps

by Another Mother on May 20, 2011

The official government petition that was started after I was kicked out of a store for breastfeeding in public, is winding its way through various Quebec government offices. The latest: a parliamentary committee has recommended that the law be changed.

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.

How a petition becomes a law

by Another Mother on May 4, 2011

An official Quebec government petition was created after I was kicked out of a store for breastfeeding. On May 3, it was presented to the Quebec National Assembly (p. 223) by Carole Poirier, provincial MNA for the Parti Québecois in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. (…)

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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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Carry On, Sister

by Another Mother on April 25, 2011

When I first put up this blog, I thought maybe 30 people would read it. And I would know them all. Try almost 14,000 so far. And I definitely don’t want to know them all. Why? Because some of them (…)

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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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Out of the mouths of babes

by Another Mother on April 8, 2011

My older kids are 4 and 2 and both were breastfed. They’re used to seeing me and almost all the mothers they know breastfeed their babies, and not just at home. To them, it’s just normal. They tell me when (…)

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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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