Target has proved once again that it's the store to end all stores. The creme de la creme of retailers. The place where dreams are made. A photo one customer took in the Weatherford, Texas store has struck the right chord online. It wasn't of the clearance section, but of a sign encouraging moms to breastfeed wherever and whenever they like, according to Breastfeeding Mama Talk.
The short but powerful note says that Target believes moms rock, and should be entitled to feed their babies as and when they like. "But, if you would like a comfy (or more private) spot to nurse or change a diaper, please ask our Fitting Room Attendant about our Nursing Room!" It continues.
So, not only can moms feed their babies while strolling through the aisles, but they can even take a load off in a special room. What's more, it's stocked with "free goodies to make you and your baby's time there even sweeter." When can we move in? Breastfeeding in public can be incredibly daunting for some moms, especially if they've been subjected to judgemental jibes in the past. We all know that it's perfectly normal, but there are some folks out there that think it's inappropriate.
The photo, by the Breastfeeding Mama Talk page on Facebook, has received thousands of comments congratulating Target on such a mom-friendly move. Commenters have been busy sharing their tales of good fortune while shopping at the store. One mom was harassed by a lady in a Target food court while she was nursing. The woman went so far as to get a manager, but the situation backfired. The manager ended up asking the irked customer to leave and gave the mother a free drink. "That simple gesture made my year," she wrote.
It's not just customers that have a lot of praise for the store's policies, either. A former employee was quick to add in her two cents, calling Target "one of the most supportive employers" she has ever had. The woman in question was nursing at the same time she was working at the store, so bosses prepared a private space for her to pump. What's more, the time wasn't taken out of her usual break.
In short, Target, we love you.