What Moms Think of Target's Breastfeeding Policy

ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Published
Jul 2015
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Photo: Target Nurse-In

Have you seen Target’s updated breastfeeding policy? The store’s clear support for nursing moms has us feeling pretty excited.

The policy gained attention after nursing support group  Breastfeeding Mama Talk posted an image from Target’s employee handbook on its Facebook page. Here’s what the policy 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 guest breastfeeding in our stores, do not approach her
  • If she approaches and asks you 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.

Ever since the post, the praise has been pouring in.

“Good work to them for getting it right and training their staff properly on this,” one Facebook user commented. “I especially love ‘do not offer the restroom as an option.’ So many other places have been guilty of this!”

“I will be shopping more at Target!” another commenter writes. “It’s so hard to be breastfeeding an infant and get out of the house for necessities. Thank you Target for supporting me and my baby!”

Twitter is full of similar reactions.

Have you breastfed in a Target? Let us know in the comments below!

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