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Breast feeding mom kicked out of Hollister in Galleria Mall in Houston UPDATE! SECOND UPDATE WITH PICTURES FROM AROUND THE NATION!
by loisl25
December 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/20436355/2012/12/27/breast-feeding-mom-says-hollister-manager-threw-her-out  I'm in the general area, so I'm going to go in there tomorrow if I can and breast feed just to tick them off. If they try to kick me out I'm going to say, "Ok, I just need to make a couple of calls first. Gotta call Fox News and my lawyer." hehehe.

ETA: I did it! Parking is a nightmare at the Galleria! Nobody hassled me, though. Pic on p. 5

The official nurse in was today. I wanted to go back to the Galleria again but dh was having a fit about it so we compromised and I nursed in at the Woodlands Mall which is closer to us. Here's the pics.At first I was by myself, but then this Momma showed up.

This is Brittany Warfield. She's the mother who started it all when she was kicked out of the Hollister in the Galleria Mall in Houston. :)

Lakeland square mall, (I don't think the pic was labeled with  the state). These women are being told by security that they can't sit, but they can stand.

This one is somewhere in Fl.

 Willowbrook Mall, NJ

This woman, and her two friends in Concord Mall in Delaware were harrassed by security. Here is a link to the story on them... http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/07/16389791-breast-feeding-moms-say-they-were-harassed-by-security-at-delaware-mall?lite  It doesn't look like it's going to be clicky, but if not I'm not sure how to make it clicky...

 

There's many more stories and pics from this nationwide event here... http://www.facebook.com/jennie.cashmere#!/events/191004591024062/192818427509345/?notif_t=event_mall_reply

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  • hapababies
    December 28, 2012 at 3:44 AM
    Your are right, I didn't even think of those pants.


    Quoting TTC2Long:

    Hollister sticks in my head as the company that plasters their name across the butts of girls' sweatpants. Lol. Maybe that's why I hold them in disdain. ;)



    Quoting hapababies:

    I'm not a fan either, but for some reason that store that sticks in my head.






    Quoting TTC2Long:

    No idea. I don't like clothes with the company logo plastered all over it, so I don't shop there.







    Quoting hapababies:

    Isn't Hollister the store where it looks like a beach house and there are chairs as part of their store front?















    Quoting TTC2Long:

    I agree. The mom in the original story found a place to sit, so anyone nursing in should sit where she sat.











    Quoting aehanrahan:

    It probably wouldn't be good to just sit on the floor. They CAN kick you out if you're sitting somewhere you shouldn't be and sitting on the floor could be a safety hazard.













    Quoting loisl25:

     I don't even know, but I'll figure out a way even if I have to sit on the floor. The baby will have my nice soft arms and lap so it's ok. :)








    Quoting holly85:

    Where in that store could you bf?!











  • aehanrahan
    December 28, 2012 at 3:52 AM
    They can NOT make rules that break laws!

    Quoting DieselsMom:

    The stores are private companies.. they can make their own rules...and not having a nipple out can be one of them..she could have sat on a sofa in the mall, instead of INSIDE the hollister store, besides who wants to spend that much time in the store? they stink!


    Quoting mostlymaydays:

    Considering that "Under Texas law, moms are allowed to breast-feed in public", how can they say: "The Galleria welcomes and supports a mother's right to breast-feed her child in public.  There is no policy at the Galleria that prohibits a mother from breast-feeding wherever she may choose and we strongly encourage our retailers to do the same," Galleria Mall's general manager Greg Noble says.


    They strongly encourage their retailers to abide by the LAW? They couldn't legally make a policy prohibiting a mother from breast feeding there. Why do they want a big pat on the back for saying they are complying with the law?



  • mostlymaydays
    December 28, 2012 at 8:44 AM
    If mom and baby are legally allowed in an establishment than she is legally protected while breastfeeding. If the place was a men-only athletic club, she'd be outside her rights. If it was 21 and over bar, she'd be outside her rights. Almost all establishments are open to the public. The mom in the Hollister store could press charges for harassment, at least.

    But I'm with you on the store itself. It smells like someone busted a bottle of cheap men's cologne. I always pass by, quickly, and think how awful it would be to work there if you had a sinus headache.


    Quoting DieselsMom:

    The stores are private companies.. they can make their own rules...and not having a nipple out can be one of them..she could have sat on a sofa in the mall, instead of INSIDE the hollister store, besides who wants to spend that much time in the store? they stink!


    Quoting mostlymaydays:

    Considering that "Under Texas law, moms are allowed to breast-feed in public", how can they say: "The Galleria welcomes and supports a mother's right to breast-feed her child in public.  There is no policy at the Galleria that prohibits a mother from breast-feeding wherever she may choose and we strongly encourage our retailers to do the same," Galleria Mall's general manager Greg Noble says.


    They strongly encourage their retailers to abide by the LAW? They couldn't legally make a policy prohibiting a mother from breast feeding there. Why do they want a big pat on the back for saying they are complying with the law?



  • Baby_Avas_Momma
    December 28, 2012 at 8:55 AM
    That poor mama! :(
  • Hottubgodess
    December 28, 2012 at 9:01 AM

    It's ok to dress like whores and show them, but not to use them?!?  I love mixed messages.....Nurse on OP!!!!! And bring friends!

  • Hottubgodess
    December 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    I was thinking what a huge group this is....lets all write emails to Hollister......flood their inbox!!!!  That is more effective.  Be sure to use the store name in the mall.  Many times, the corporate does not know what goes on in the store 

  • Avetay
    by Avetay
    December 28, 2012 at 9:29 AM
    In not in to but I'm in la and hearing this makes my blood boil. So....I'm going to my local mall and going into hollostrr and going nurse my 10 month old.
  • loisl25
    by loisl25
    December 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

     Oh I like that idea too. I'm still gonna nurse there, though. :)

    Quoting Hottubgodess:

    I was thinking what a huge group this is....lets all write emails to Hollister......flood their inbox!!!!  That is more effective.  Be sure to use the store name in the mall.  Many times, the corporate does not know what goes on in the store 


  • loisl25
    by loisl25
    December 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM


    Quoting Avetay:you rock

    In not in to but I'm in la and hearing this makes my blood boil. So....I'm going to my local mall and going into hollostrr and going nurse my 10 month old.


  • WhitleyLyles
    December 28, 2012 at 10:10 AM
    If I ever saw something like that I would say something so fast. I would probably start nursing Abby lol
    I am waiting on someone to say something to me. I already have my speech planned lol

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