Lingerie store says no to breast-feeding

In a Victoria's Secret store, surrounded by frilly bras and blown-up images of barely covered models, Lori Rueger says she was told to find somewhere else to breast feed. Full Story
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#222 Nov 8, 2008
BC in Chicago wrote:
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Did she "apply" them to you occasionally?
nope,they kinda slowed her down.Unfortunately my grandmother didn't own a pair.For an ole lady she sho could run like a deer.

“It's all about attitutde”

Since: Mar 08

Newnan, GA

#223 Nov 8, 2008
skip wrote:
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my mama did wear combat boots.
She got em when she served in WW2.
If i remember correctly she had them resoled about 10 times before she finally got rid of em.
Yea, my grand pappy was a WWII vet.
Cheers brother!
To the heros of our past.

“Maiden of Mayhem”

Since: May 08

OMFUG

#224 Nov 8, 2008
JazzKeyz wrote:
<quoted text>Yea, my grand pappy was a WWII vet.
Cheers brother!
To the heros of our past.
So was mine, he managed to survive the Russian front.
BC in Chicago

Chicago, IL

#225 Nov 8, 2008
victoria1 wrote:
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So was mine, he managed to survive the Russian front.
Wow! That was an incredible ordeal! A very good friend is a historian and specialized on WWII - Eastern front. I got to edit some of his papers and had tears in my eyes reading about the sacrifices and bravery on both sides.

“It's all about attitutde”

Since: Mar 08

Newnan, GA

#226 Nov 8, 2008
victoria1 wrote:
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So was mine, he managed to survive the Russian front.
A toast to you as well Victoria
skipper

United States

#227 Nov 9, 2008
JazzKeyz wrote:
<quoted text>Yea, my grand pappy was a WWII vet.
Cheers brother!
To the heros of our past.
My sons..Iraq and Afghanistan
Me..Nam
my dad and granddad WW2..granddad didn't survive.
my great granddad ..spanish-american war
My great,great Grandad ..civil war..georgia infantry.

“Peace be with you.”

Since: Aug 08

Lexington, SC

#228 Nov 9, 2008
BC in Chicago wrote:
Hope you guys forgive the levity, but I came across a joke on the subject of breast feeding:
A woman and a baby were in the doctor's examining room, waiting for the doctor to come in.
The doctor arrived, examined the baby, checked his weight and found it somewhat below normal. The doctor asked if the baby was breast fed or bottle fed.
"Breast fed," the woman replied.
"Well, strip down to your waist," the doctor asked. She did. He pressed, kneaded, rolled, cupped, and pinched both breasts in a detailed, rigorously thorough examination.
Motioning for her to get dressed he said, "No wonder this baby is under weight! You don't have any milk."
"I know,"she said, "I'm his grandmother, but I'm glad I came."
Thanks for the light hearted chuckle! Cute joke!
Republican voter

Worcester, MA

#229 Nov 12, 2008
I am 100% oppose to breastfeeding in public. I know if i were president of the United States, breastfeeding in public would be prohibited in all 50 states. It needs to be done at home or in the bathrooms and besides that its not healthy to always keep bringing a newborn baby out and about outdoors all the time. Doctors recommend that a newborn baby under 12 months of age must stay indoors at all cost because their immune system isnt fully developt yet
David - the nudist

AOL

#230 Nov 12, 2008
While I agree with 50% of your comment...the second half...I'm all for breastfeeding in public. If I were president, not only would breastfeeding in public be permitted, but so would plain nudity in public. Now, you can argue all you want to if you disagree. But, no matter what, you're not changing my mind. I'm not a nudist for nothing, you know.
BC in Chicago

United States

#231 Nov 12, 2008
David - the nudist wrote:
I'm not a nudist for nothing, you know.
You mean, you get PAID to be nude?
:)
David - the nudist

AOL

#232 Nov 12, 2008
No, you've misunderstood me. I meant that I don't just call myself a nudist. I actually am a nudist, or at least, I try hard to be one. Most of the time, especially after I shower, I am naked until someone comes home or something. Also, on most nights, I sleep nude. Sometimes, I type naked on the computer. That's what I meant. Sorry that I didn't explain that in my last comment.
orchidprincess

Bradenton, FL

#233 Nov 20, 2008
Breastfeed your child at home before leaving...if the baby gets hungry go immediately to an area provided for this interaction...ie a women's lounge. I'm guessing you will be able to make the trip in a few minutes, and the child will survive the short wait. I, for one, think it is inappropriate to breastfeed where others are subjected to this PRIVATE mother/child bond.
skipper

United States

#234 Nov 20, 2008
orchidprincess wrote:
Breastfeed your child at home before leaving...if the baby gets hungry go immediately to an area provided for this interaction...ie a women's lounge. I'm guessing you will be able to make the trip in a few minutes, and the child will survive the short wait. I, for one, think it is inappropriate to breastfeed where others are subjected to this PRIVATE mother/child bond.
don't look if it upsets you thaaaaat much
IBCLC from NY

Lockport, NY

#235 Dec 19, 2008
Republican voter wrote:
I am 100% oppose to breastfeeding in public. I know if i were president of the United States, breastfeeding in public would be prohibited in all 50 states. It needs to be done at home or in the bathrooms and besides that its not healthy to always keep bringing a newborn baby out and about outdoors all the time. Doctors recommend that a newborn baby under 12 months of age must stay indoors at all cost because their immune system isnt fully developt yet
Are you freaking kidding me??????It is a proven fact that when a baby is being provided with moms milk, their immune system is much stronger and they tend to be healthier children. They have a much better chance of fighting off infections and some breastfed children never get sick. They develop less allergies, less incidents of childhood diabetes and tend to be more passive children. They also have, on average, a 10 point higher IQ than formula fed babies.(I am assuming your mother did not breastfeed you, as you have misspelled a number of words in your comment) So we should keep our children indoors and behind closed doors for the first year of their lives? Get Real! Our society needs to get with the times and get back to doing what is bet for our children. There are many states that protect our nursing moms from harassment like this, do the research before you make comments you know nothing about.
Nyricanamazon

Orangeburg, SC

#236 Feb 13, 2009
Danielle wrote:
I doubt seriously she was trying to get attention. Crying hungry babies would get far more attention. She probably just got the closest available bench behind a door. No one who has ever been in that situation can blame her. To the person who said they were shopping there that day, honestly, if a store is that busy, they need more than 2 dressing rooms. Who wants to spend 20 minutes looking for a nursing room when the baby is crying? All you want to do is settle THEIR tummy and YOUR nerves. To the person who thinks men get turned on by the sight of a nursing mother - all I can say is, dirty diapers make a great arsenal (ask me how I know). But you *cant* see anything when I nurse my baby. Fuzzy baby head and maybe an inch of flesh (that looks *gasp* just like any other darned flesh on my body - a darned 1 piece matronly bathing suit shows more cleavage). And I know, I've nursed that child standing up in Walmart while browsing clothes and diapers. Not a soul in Walmart ever said I should move or stop feeding the baby. Jeez, people need to get a life. If I had gone into VS to look at stuff and my son started crying, I'd have sat down in the dressing room too. It's not a STUNT (though it does require a bit of flexibility and coordination) nor is it a vie for attention. It's a mom wanting her baby to stop crying. And you *really* don't want to know what I think of people who have something nasty to say about nursing a baby, public or private. Honestly, it's a rather pitiful show of ignorance and utter stupidity. It's almost a throwback - I want to tilt my head and stare at those people in amazement that they remember how to breathe.
Bravo...Well stated. If you do get that many customers in there, you should get a few more dressing rooms. I've see VS stores with 6 dressing rooms. I personally think that all clothing stores should have a little breastfeeding/diaper-change area...for those emergencies that just can't wait!
george burnett

AOL

#237 Feb 16, 2009
Equality wrote:
I do not mind if she does it if she does not mind if people, men included, watch her do it. If she gets attention then she has to deal with it.
women for generations have been able to discreetly breastfeed without 95% of the people having a clue. and then there of those who think it is their right to attention from everybody.i am woman watch me nurse. half the human race has tits.yours probably are not trophy quality.
stuart

Bondi, Australia

#238 Oct 22, 2011
hi ladies im a single guy in sydney looking for a breastfeed off a tall lady if you can help me please contact me on 0405492063im desperate for a feed
concerned watcher

Smyrna, SC

#239 Oct 23, 2011
There are areas provided for brestfeeding Moms. Would you want someone to come into your business and eat their lunch, use your restrooms, and then BUY nothing?? Distrube your paying customers? No matter what type of store it was, it was very rude of the mother to assume that the store would not mind? How would people have reacted if she had done this, lets say, in Spencers gifts? Just because it was a lingerie shop doesnt make a difference. They are business owners who provide products to their customers, this was NOT a rest area for anyone to use at their leisure. The mother should have gone to the provided areas to do her feeding. NOT in a store! And I am NOT against breast feeding and I would object if anyone thought they could use MY store for anything other than shopping & buying my products... The mother was wrong, rude and out of place!

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