Nursing Moms Protest Target Stores

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Breastfeeding mothers staged a nationwide protest Wednesday at several Target stores across the country.

The move comes after word spread that a Houston woman was hassled for breastfeeding her baby at one of the retail giant's stores.

The woman claimed she was approached by two store employees who asked her to move to a fitting room.

She said when she refused, the employees gave her dirty looks and otherwise humiliated her.

In a show of solidarity, mothers from Maryland to Minnesota openly nursed their babies in public.

"We can't pick when our child wants to eat or where we're at," said one of the protesting mothers. "[It's] just like when you're hungry, you go get something to eat, that's what they want. They want to be fed."
Target's corporate office released a statement saying guests who choose to breastfeed in public areas of their stores are welcome to do so without being made to feel uncomfortable.

--Published Dec. 30, 2011.

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