I took my eldest to the hairdresser for a trim after school and while we were there my 13 week old wanted a feed. While feeding him the barber approached with a towel and asked me to cover up because their were children around. I was in a bit of a state of shock, and covered his head but since the shock has worn off I am seething. DP was there and didn't think it was a big deal because 'it's his business' but I am furious with the implication that feeding a baby is somehow inappropriate around children. Little dude has a big head and there was no nipple or anything on show, people regularly dress with way more cleavage on show and surely in 2016 people shouldn't be uncomfortable seeing a baby eating the way mammals are designed to feed their young?
Obviously we will be going elsewhere for haircuts in the future. Should I be this peed off or am I sleep deprived and hormonal?
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23-11-2016 16:57 #1
Am I right to be offended?
23-11-2016 17:01 #2
Huge hugs hun, what a p***k.
You have every right to be peed off hun. Would he have been happier you not feed your baby and allow him to scream the shop down?!
23-11-2016 17:21 #3
What a d**k!
I'd be beyond furious. Do businesses still not get it that it's illegal to discriminate against breastfeeding mothers?
23-11-2016 17:29 #4
That's really offensive. I would send him an email or letter outlining how he made you feel and that you won't be coming back.
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23-11-2016 17:37 #5
Oh yep I'd have cracked the ****s big time. Probably would have told him to put a towel on his head. Breatsfeeding and caring for a newborn/infant is hard enough without these kinds of idiots.
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23-11-2016 17:41 #6
Yes, you are right to be offended!
Sorry you experienced this
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23-11-2016 17:43 #7
Holy moly, you sure do have the right to be offended! How disgusting.
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23-11-2016 17:49 #8
I still can't believe in this day and age this crap happens. I'm sorry it happened to you.
Because there are children around?? It's so hard to explain to a child that baby is having some milk to drink. Whoa, scary.
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23-11-2016 18:04 #9Member
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That is terrible!! You definitely have a right to be offended I'm pretty sure many children grow up surrounded by breast feeding women so I'm not sure who would be offended. xx
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23-11-2016 18:06 #10
I would have been furious. I'm so sorry that happened to you and sincerely wish we, as a society, would get past this
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