Nursing Mothers Have Feed-Ins At Target

Posted by | December 28, 2011 17:35 | Filed under: Top Stories

Michelle Hickman (left) was breastfeeding at a Target store in Webster, Texas, when she was asked to move to a fitting room while eight employees surrounded her rolling their eyes. Now, nursing mothers are descending on Targets all over the country.

Mothers from across the country have posted pictures of themselves nursing at Target stores — from Maryland to Minnesota — to a Facebook page used to organize the event. (A Target spokeswoman has confirmed that nursing mothers showed up at Target stores today but said the chain was still gathering information on the scale of the demonstrations.)…

Hickman said she tried explaining that Texas law allowed her to breastfeed in public, but the employees wouldn’t listen. Hickman said she later called Target’s corporate offices but was disatisfied with their response. She said the retailer has yet to apologize to her directly.

Hickman is fighting for a federal law that would allow women to breastfeed in public.

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