Back in 2011, moms across the country had "nurse-in" protests after a woman in Texas was told to cover up while nursing at a Target store. But four years later, the chain is getting some well-deserved praise from moms who want to feed their kids in peace.
Today.com reports that breastfeeding Facebook groups have shared a photo of Target's policy on customers who are nursing, and it's pretty awesome.
The policy in the photograph reads:
"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)
If you have any questions, partner with your leader."
Moms have commented about their own experiences nursing while shopping, and some have said employees stuck up for them when other customers complained, and even offered them a bottle of water.
Target told Today.com that this policy was around when the Texas mom was told to cover up, and it was merely a misunderstanding at one certain store. "At Target, we want all of our guests to feel comfortable shopping with us," a spokesperson told The Huffington Post. "Our breastfeeding policy, which applies to all stores, is just one of the ways in which we support our guests."