Now You Can Happily Feed Your Baby and Your Shopping Addiction at Your Favorite Store

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I dare you right now to tell me that you don't like Target. I would venture to say that almost 100% of women like love Target. They sell some pretty nice clothes, a large majority of the stores have groceries, and some of their home decor stuff is pretty nice, too. I also hear that they have some decent hair care products, too, which my fiancee is always pretty excited about.

So, I now repeat the sentiment that no one dislikes Target. Now, ladies, let me introduce you to Target's new breastfeeding policy. Breastfeeding in public is kind of a hot-button issue, and there are varying opinions about what's appropriate and what's not. But if you ask Target or any of their employees about breastfeeding, their response would be “whip them out and feed that mouth.”

Well, kinda. 

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In a photo of Target's new policy that went viral a couple of days ago, the following is laid out for all the world to see:

“Guests may openly breastfeed in our stores or ask where they can go to breastfeed their child. When this happens, remember these points.

  • Target’s policy supports breastfeeding in any area of our stores, including our fitting rooms, even if others are waiting.
  • If you see a woman breastfeeding in our stores, do not approach her.
  • If she approaches you and asks for a location to breastfeed, offer the fitting room (do not offer the restroom as an option).”

This is some really good stuff. So if you wanted some privacy to breastfeed, you would actually be given permission to jump the fitting room line and have some privacy in there. (That being the case, I wish I could claim that I needed to breastfeed …) 

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Originally, Target got itself into some trouble in 2011 when a Texas store in Target gave a breastfeeding mom a hard time for feeding her child in public. As the above-linked article says about the incident, a woman was asked to go to a fitting room to breastfeed or they would cite her for indecent exposure. When she complained about the incident, Target's customer relations department responding by saying “Just because it’s a woman’s legal right to nurse a baby in public doesn’t mean she should walk around the store flaunting it,” according to the article.

Target's definitely come a long way since then, specifically since there were women that planned a simultaneous breastfeeding bonanza at over 100 Target stores.

What do you think? Does this make you love Target even more?

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Now You Can Happily Feed Your Baby and Your Shopping Addiction at Your Favorite Store

Jace Whatcott is a self-diagnosed introvert who loves crossword puzzles, golf, and reading. Despite being a male contributor—one of the few on this particular website—he is not in unfamiliar territory. Because he is an English major, 90% of his classmates are females, so he’s not too worried about being a fish out of water. One of his favorite things to do is to raid local thrift stores for used books. He’s always looking for something to read, or for something to put on his endless to-r ... More

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