Target stores protested by breast-feeding moms

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 10:55pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) — Today, upset mothers protested at Target stores across the country including right here in Baton Rouge at the Millerville location.

It's called a "nurse-in." The protest was organized after a Texas mom was reportedly approached by Target store employees there, and was asked to breast feed her child in a fitting room, rather than in the open store.

The moms we talked with in Baton Rouge say they've never experienced the same thing, but feel they should be able to breast feed their children in public.

"We should be able to nurse our children whenever they're hungry, wherever that may be,” Tara Pitcher, concerned mother, said. “We should not be embarrassed or harassed. So we are just here to show support and solidarity for other nursing moms."

Target stores have said in the past, mom's are allowed to breast-feed their children inside stores, but they encourage them to go to fitting room.


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