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    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/elt...-1226647145686

    TBH this woman sounds like a right cow!!!!

    I feel sorry for the poor baby being stuck under that heavy smock and I think the hairdressers did nothing wrong stopping the cut and waiting for her to breastfeed her baby. I'm assuming that the woman wasn't holding the baby prior to feeding it, and that they would have done the same if you needed to feed your baby from a bottle. I don't it would have been safe to continue with the haircut with a baby in your arms, regardless as to whether its feeding or not.

    Not helping the cause at all......

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    I have breast fed at the hairdressers before but I made sure it was after the hair cut or I asked the hairdresser if we could resume once I was finished feeding for the fact I couldn't keep my head still & I didn't want hair on my baby!

    This mother's actions seem a bit over the top...

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    Seems to me that the mum took it the wrong way and made a situation out of nothing. Nobody tried to stop or restrict her....dont see what the mothers problem was to be honest.

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    This has been going for a few days... They didn't stop her breast feeding, they stopped cutting her hair whilst she breast fed. The only problem I see is a lack of communication between the two parties. When she was asked in one of many interviews she has been doing what would happen if the hair dresser dropped the scissors and hurt the baby she said she didn't think of the safety aspect. Personally I think cases like this make it harder for genuine discrimination cases.

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    Sounds very strange. I can't imagine most hairdressers wanting to cut hair when a woman is feeding a small baby - regardless of whether it's bottle or breast. Too many concerns about safety and/ or sudden movements!

    It sounds as if this may be a bit of bandwagon jumping/ publicity grabbing from the mother in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I don't think the mother has jumped on the publicity bandwagon at all. From what I have read since this situation arose none of the planned nurse in went ahead because she couldn't be contacted- she wasn't the instigator.

    I think really we need to be considerate of the situation. This article firstly is totally different to what has been relayed in other newspapers. Everything I have read until this article indicated that the hairdresser walked off mid haircut without explaination and then when the feed was finished she was told by another hairdresser that she missed her haircut being finished because she was feeding her baby and a junior was offered only on her complaints. Feeding your baby under a smock may be something she felt was necessary because of the way community keeps relaying the message for needing to be discreet.

    Ultimately she is a newish Mum, trying to get a haircut and keep her baby happy. If she had left her baby to cry or had her breast exposed she would've been judged by some too. You cannot please everyone. Lets give her a break.... there is already so much pressure on how to breastfeed 'acceptably' without this type of judgement.
    I totally understand where you are coming from, especially in regards the the last paragraph. I guess the thing for me is that really does appear to be more of a miscommunication than a blatant act of discrimination. Does this mean that every miscommunication is going to become national news? Surely education is more appropriate in some circumstances than public shaming?


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    Sounds like a mummy wanted to be on TV!!

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    I would have stopped too, and I think it was more professional that they did tbh. They didn't say, "OMG STOP FEEDING!" they just stopped until she had. So what?

    Just because you pop out a kid doesn't mean you become a Queen. Seriously - feed your kid BEFORE your appointment, but if you can't, then accept that they might not want to risk getting themselves in trouble by doing something while you're feeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I very much felt the same until I heard she spoke to the owner to complain about her treatment and was told she was never allowed back in the store and if she made a complaint they would sue her...
    I think there might possibly be more behind the scenes than has been released. For the owner to say the mother is harassing them makes it sound like there has been more than just one annoyed phone call from her....plus the salons name might be sullied somehow which is a sueable thing right? Although, any publicity is good publicity....or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I very much felt the same until I heard she spoke to the owner to complain about her treatment and was told she was never allowed back in the store and if she made a complaint they would sue her...
    Fair enough. If that is the case, then I understand the anger. If she called tp explain the situation and got that kind of response, it's a pretty poor example of how to run a business!

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