Julie - posted on 08/24/2010 ( 157 moms have responded )
the town i live in there is no LLL and no lactation consultant because not many women breastfeed here. i do i have EBFed my kids since birth now only my son bfs i recently went to walmart here and was asked to leave the store by a manager because i sat at one of the benches and breastfed my 6 month old. my 20 month old was with me as well as a friend who also breastfeeds her 5 month old, her two older kids were there too! in our state it is legal for you to breastfeed anywhere you are allowed to be as long as the child is under 12 months old.
the babys were hungry so we sat down to feed them about ten minutes later we were confronted by a manager and asked to leave the store. my friend showed him a copy of the state law -we carry it around in our diaper bags- and he became irate saying if we did not leave the store he would have us removed....
we decided to leave both shopping carts right there -and they were full- and left without buying anything...instead we went to HGHills and nursed our babes in the van -i have a nine passenger one- then went inside and finished shopping
im just looking for opinions on how others would have handled the situation...