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01-06-2012 22:48 #1
Pay for the right to breast feed in public??
01-06-2012 22:49 #2
I agree it's disgusting, but all I could think of was corkage and LOLed. I'm so inappropriate...
01-06-2012 22:50 #3
Oh, now that made me laugh!! Lol
01-06-2012 22:58 #4
I'd shove my foot up their a$$
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01-06-2012 23:00 #5
So the parenting room in the pharmacy was for members only?
If she were a pharmacy member the $10 would not have applied?
I dunno. I guess it's like any private club, isn't it?
I guess the shame for me was that
a) There were not more public, accessible and clean parenting rooms available &
b) This young women felt so uncomfortable about breastfeeding in public and actually thought she'd be confronted and challenged for her decision to do so.
Anyhoo, that poor bubba having to wait 4 blocks to be fed
01-06-2012 23:01 #6
I don't know. It isn't public, it is a store. For a major retailer or shopping centre the parents rooms are a way of keeping people from leaving the store so that they spend more, as opposed to offering a service. If the store promotes that they have a parents room without highlighting the fact that you need to pay to be a member, I would be peeved, but they should have made it very clear from the outset.
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01-06-2012 23:05 #7
I havent read the article - but i dont understand why breastfeeding should be confined to a parenting room anyway... Id rather spend $5 on a coffee and chill in a cafe whilst feeding then spend $10 to hide away like a leppar.
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01-06-2012 23:15 #8
01-06-2012 23:19 #9
01-06-2012 23:26 #10
$10 for a feeding room is ridiculous. Like a PP said, they offer services like these in order to draw in and keep customers for longer so there shouldn't be a membership in the first place.
I think more importantly though, this article highlights how ridiculous it is that strangers are able to make comments or faces at mothers giving their babies food and that feeding a baby is so controversial. It puts potentially vulnerable mothers in a very bad position. The fact that this mother felt walking 4 blocks with a crying, hungry baby was the better option than sitting in a cafe to feed, then walking the 4 blocks to change a nappy with a full baby, shows the damage that judging mothers who are feeding in public can do. There aren't going to be feeding rooms everywhere a mother wants to take a feeding baby, so the ability to feed anywhere is important. If someone feels that they can't - that is where the problem is in society and you either have a mother who stops breastfeeding in order to have a life, or a mother who is very lonely sitting at home or only visiting places with baby rooms.
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