Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-30-2007, 03:09 PM   #11
weddell's Avatar
weddell
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,008
Re: Discrimination...

Wow, you handled this better than I would have. I would like to think I would have handled this as well as you, but I know I wouldn't have. The objective part of me says that you should go back and keep nursing there when necessary as though nothing happened, knowing that you had "won" and there is a policy in place (even though the law already protects you). The emotional side of me would be really mad and upset and I don't know if I could go back. At least you are educating people both about breastfeeding and the law! Good for you for standing your ground!

Advertisement

__________________
I knit sweaters and longies (especially sock monkey ones):
Crocheted Cupcake "Baking" sets, playfood, and sock monkey items now available at my etsy store
Mama to Annabel 9/01/05, Ian 10/11/08
weddell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 03:14 PM   #12
Calideedle's Avatar
Calideedle
Registered Users
sitesupporter
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Herriman, Utah
Posts: 14,602
My Mood:
Re: Discrimination...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2babiesndiaps View Post
I know, its sad so many people cant stand to see a baby breastfeeding but dont mind a plastic bottle in their mouths
And its not ok to breastfeed in public, but victoria secret displays are fine! ARG![/QUOTE]

Seriously!!!!!!!
__________________
Diana
Loving My Munchkins: Kolin [5.5.04] Ava [12.13.05] Aden [2.18.09]
Calideedle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 03:28 PM   #13
supermomelisa's Avatar
supermomelisa
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Albany, Orr-e-gun
Posts: 709
My Mood:
Re: Discrimination...

I applaud all you Momma's who don't back down
We need to educate this country on feeding our children the best, which is straight from Momma. Keep it iup Ladies!
And as far as the school goes, I personally would talk to my kids. If they liked it and wanted to keep going, then stay, and make sure you feed your little one there EVERY DAY now that the director has recognized the law that protects you and your child, and make it known to all that it will be enforced
__________________
[B]Will trade for: Leapster games, Wii games, PAYPAL!!!
supermomelisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 04:48 PM   #14
herself75's Avatar
herself75
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 202
My Mood:
Re: Discrimination...

A little old lady gave me a nasty look in church once. then the priest gave a homily all about how Jesus was breastfed an we are never closer to God than a baby at the mothers breast.
__________________
Catie Mommy to Andy (6) Ryan (5) And Colin (18m)
I'm a WAHM http://www.hyenacart.com/myllittlecreations Come check out my new FunFolds!
herself75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 04:49 PM   #15
SugarBunsWool&More's Avatar
SugarBunsWool&More
Formerly: RileysMama
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,957
My Mood:
Re: Discrimination...

No one's ever said anything to me, but I'm ready, I've got a card with the info on the state law in my wallet to just whip out and shove in someone's face.

I'm sorry you were put on the spot mama!
__________________
S a r a h
www.marykay.com/sarahdoesgreat
I sell MK and I'm a SAHM of 3!
SugarBunsWool&More is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 07:04 PM   #16
*~Mindy~*'s Avatar
*~Mindy~*
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: md
Posts: 7,064
My Mood:
Re: Discrimination...

in target, i got chased down by the security lookin on the cams and a woman and a man on walkie talkies gettting directions running towards me telling me to "stop THAT" people were complaining... (oh flippin well for them!! ) or leave
__________________
Mindy, mommy to a very adorablelittle guy! , my UC'd baby boy!& my brand new UC'd baby GIRL
I love my babies!
Need money?
*~Mindy~* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 07:24 PM   #17
urchin_grey
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: near New Orleans, LA
Posts: 4,179
My Mood:
Re: Discrimination...

Quote:
Originally Posted by calideedle View Post
I have had one experience in Chillis when I was feeding my DD & the man that the table next to us said "OH GREAT! NOW MY DINNER IS RUINED!" & "THATS WHAT BATHROOMS ARE FOR" but I have never been told to leave or stop nursing + poor person who ever tried to say that ....... they'll get a show & a black eye (not really )

What happened??
Oh really. Because I thought bathrooms were for peeing and pooping.
urchin_grey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 08:09 PM   #18
jjaelovesenglish's Avatar
jjaelovesenglish
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 7,093
My Mood:
Re: Discrimination...

Yikes, nurse on mama!
__________________
visit my website: Madison's Colorful Dreams Now closed check out what's left
jjaelovesenglish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 08:18 PM   #19
mississippimommy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,633
My Mood:
Re: Discrimination...

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkmommy View Post
I'll spill the entire story, but it's long!

I took my girls to a local homeschooling co-op day. It's a newly formed co-op and it was the first day of classes. I dropped them off at their class and went to the office area to fill out liability forms and to pay. After I paid, I was shown the nursery where I was told I could play with my baby (19 months).

It was a room full of preschoolers with their Mamas, but I noticed a large bag of duplo blocks in the corner so I took Elena on over to play with them. We had our back turned to the mothers who had the children in a circle. Elena asked to nurse. I am a very discreet nurser, especially in public. Not that I feel that I have to be, but it's just the way I am. A mother went storming out of the room and went and told the director that my "doing that" was offending her and asked her to ask me to leave or to cover up!

So, the director comes in and tells me that I'm offending somebody and she did proceed to ask me to leave or cover up. I told her I wouldn't do that, but I would take my money back, and I was appalled that their organization would blatantly disregard the state law that I'm protected under. She asked me how she could make the problem better. I told her it wasn't my problem. I HAD NO PROBLEM. So, I went to sit in my car because class was almost over and I didn't want to pull the girls and have them find out how upset I was.

Meanwhile, the director comes out to my van and tells me that they've enstated a policy that a breastfeeding mother can nurse where-ever she wants to (uh, the law already says that--duh!). Anyway, she asks me to stay, apologizes, yada, yada.

I'm on the fence. Should I go back?

And to top it all off (if you get this far), the "offended" mother confronted ME outside afterwards!! She says, "I thought we could be adults about this". Um, hello!! I'm not the one who told on somebody else for nurturing their child!! I took the opportunity to educate her on the benefits and importance of breastfeeding. But in the end, she still refused to call it anything other than "that". She kept saying, "when you do that to your child" and "I've never dealt with anybody who has done that". I asked her if we could call it breastfeeding and she refused!!

It was just a bad day in my neighborhood.

If you managed to get this far, thanks for reading. This truly is a VERY shortened version of what took place.

Melissa
Mama just know that we are behind you 150%! I'm proud of you!!!!!
mississippimommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2007, 08:19 PM   #20
mississippimommy
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,633
My Mood:
Re: Discrimination...

Quote:
Originally Posted by herself75 View Post
A little old lady gave me a nasty look in church once. then the priest gave a homily all about how Jesus was breastfed an we are never closer to God than a baby at the mothers breast.
LOL Preach on brotha!!!!
mississippimommy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.