A young mum has spoken out over the absurdity of being shamed for breastfeeding in public — especially in a shop that sells bras.
After her baby became fussy on a trip to the mall, mother Whitney Hope asked an employee at US retailer Dillard’s if she could feed her baby there.
Evidently misunderstanding, the employee nodded a ‘yes’.
Hope began to breastfeed her baby in a quiet spot, prompting the same employee to tell her that she could not “do that” in the store.
The staffer then gave her directions to the nearest bathroom where she could feed her hungry child.
Hope said she was in disbelief.
“I was completely shocked as I have never had anyone comment on me breastfeeding in the whole 18 months I have been nursing. Yet alone, another woman, possibly a mother herself,” she wrote.
So she said she demanded to see a store manager and filed a formal complaint.
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