Today I was in the parents room at my local shopping centre, breastfeeding my baby. I was the only person in there. There was a curtained off area so I was sitting behind that. Someone walked in, sounded like an adult, with no kids. They went to the toilet and left. Then just as I was finishing up, another adult with no kids walked in, went into the toilet (no flush) and as I came our from behind the curtained area, it was one of the centres male cleaners. I'm not sure if he actually used the toilet, but he was in there for a good 5+ minutes. I felt really uncomfortable being in there with him. If it was a dad in there with his kids, I'd have no problem, but I just felt really vulnerable being in there with him on my own, especially with my boob out! As I'm a new mum, I was wondering if its normal for non-parents to be using that toilet? Obviously they can't put up a sign saying "parents / carers only", but I'd think people would just leave that bathroom for parents, I certainly have never used a parents room toilet before becoming a parent. I went to go to the toilet after he'd left and it was unflushed, there was a wee and the remnants from a messy #2. So I held on until I got home.
I was thinking of contacting the centre to let them know that I appreciate such a nice parents room but felt uncomfortable having their male cleaner in there using that toilet when the men's toilets are about 8-10 steps away... But is that being unreasonable?