And on to the next one

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 of a store for breastfeeding.

Last Thursday, April 21, a mom says she was asked to leave a public area of Les Promenades Saint-Bruno shopping centre on the South Shore of Montreal. The mother, Kama, says she was sitting on the garden swings on sale in the central area of the mall, breastfeeding her baby, when a sales clerk approached her and told her stop.

“She told me that I would have to leave because “C’est publique.” “Publique!?”,  I repeated, “Madame, c’est tres acceptable d’allaiter en publique maintenant.” She then carefully schooled her features into a more pleasant expression and said “Je n’ai rien contre ça, Madame. Ce n’est pas moi qui a fait la loi.”

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Media Coverage

On January 5th I was asked to stop breastfeeding in a Montreal clothing store. Here’s a list of media coverage, so far. An especially big thank you to all the bloggers who took the time to write about the incident, and share their personal stories and thoughts on breastfeeding in general, and breastfeeding in public aka Nursing in Public (NIP), in particular. If you see anything I’ve missed, please leave a link in the comments. Continue reading “Media Coverage”

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