Friday, January 17, 2014

Mom denied the right to breast-feed baby at Victoria's Secret

Can you imagine being told to breast feed your baby in an alley? After spending $150 at a store and requesting the use of their fitting room for privacy and comfort?

That's what happened to Texas mom Ashley Clawson. She had just spent $150 at Victoria's Secret and she asked the salesperson if she could go into the fitting room to breastfeed her 4-month-old son. The employee said no and offered up the alley outside because "no one usually goes there." Wouldn't you think that a woman's store like Victoria's Secret would be pro-woman? Contrast this with the Pope's attitude about breast feeding in the Sistine Chapel!

Following complaints issued by Ashley Clawson, the store issued this statement: "We take this issue very seriously. We have a longstanding policy permitting mothers to nurse their children in our stores and we are sorry that it was not followed in this case. We have apologized to Ms. Clawson, and we are taking actions to ensure all associates understand our policy that welcomes mothers to breastfeed in our stores."

Watch the full report at the video HERE.

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