DEBATE: FFing mom asked to leave Nursing Room
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|Fri, 04-08-2011 - 3:21pm|
I found this story, and hoped it would create a good debate:
A big super market of ours recently opened a new nursing lounge. It has a small waiting area outside it, and inside, it has a changing table, a microwave, a bottle warmer and a changer (with wipes). It's really good, but if someone is in there, you have to wait your turn which is the only set back I find. Sometimes its just quicker to go to the car or actually nurse in the waiting area because there can be quite a cue to use it.
It isn't obligatory to use the nursing room. NIP is allowed. Its just there for those who would rather have some privacy, peace and quiet or who just want to change their baby kwim?
Anyway, I needed to change Noelia... so I decided to go to the nursing area and change her. There were 2 women in front of me and one inside, but I wasn't in a hurry, so I sat down.
About 2 minutes after I got there, a woman came along with the store manager, and she looked very [upset]. Apparently, she wanted to nurse her baby boy, and she was angry because the woman inside the nursing lounge wasn't BFing, she was bottle feeding.
The woman said that she didn't feel comfortable about NIP, that her son was hungry, and she didn't think it was fair that someone who wasn't actually showing her boobs was occupying the room whilst this woman who needed to nurse had to wait outside.
So the store manager knocked on the door, and asked the lady inside to come out because a BFing mom needed to nurse and needed the privacy of the room, then he said that being as she was bottle feeding, she could sit anywhere she wanted.
The woman was upset, but she didn't say anything and left, and the BFing mom took her place in the lounge.
Do you think it was fair for the FF mom to be asked to leave? Should she have said something? What would you have done? I didn't think it was very fair, mainly because her baby was asleep and whose to say she wasn't going to change him afterwards? Also, if there is a microwave and a bottle warmer in there, doesn't that give her the right to sit in there and feed her baby too?
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