Target’s updated breastfeeding policy, which went viral after being posted online by a nursing support group, is garnering praise from mothers everywhere.
“Guests may openly breastfeed in our stores or ask where they can go to breastfeed their child,” the policy, found in the store’s employee handbook, read.
“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," the policy continued. "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.”
Many mothers praised the store for its policy on the issue of nursing, which is often the center of debate as to its appropriateness in public places.
“Good work to them for getting it right and training their staff properly on this,” one Facebook user wrote. “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 said. “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!”