4 Nursing Moms Are Harassed for Showing Their Icky Breasts in Public (VIDEO)

breastfeeding momAnother day, another lady getting harassed for breastfeeding in public. Actually, make that ladies. Three women decided to stage a nurse-in at a Hollister in Delaware as a protest to a nursing mom who allegedly was kicked out of Hollister in Houston, Texas for, yes, feeding her child. The three women -- Diana Hitchens, Autumne Murray, and Jessica Hitchens -- walked around the store, nursing their babies, and I'll give you one guess as to what happened. (Hint: It's an eerily similar ending to what happened to the mom in Texas.)

Yes, they were kicked out. According to Autumne Murray: "Two security guards walked up to us. They started questioning us and asking us why we were exposing ourselves and saying that we needed to leave or cover up. We got in an argument with them about it for a little bit and then they left."

But the guards then returned with a big, bad state trooper who was on routine patrol in tow. (Note: I'm impressed with this particular town in Delaware -- there must be literally zero crime if this is what a state trooper is doing.) Murray continued: "He was asking if we were exposing ourselves, saying that the security guards said we were exposing ourselves, and that we could be kicked out of the mall if we didn’t cover up."

So, yeah. The nurse-in went pretty much how one, unfortunately, expects a nurse-in to go: With security getting involved. 

It's really great that these three women stood up for what they believe in, but it's also kind of sad. It's ridiculous that these are the lengths that people are going through to normalize breastfeeding in public. Nurse-ins shouldn't have to happen. Breastfeeding in public shouldn't be an issue. Period. Dude, they're just boobs. Get over it.

Maybe next time a woman is harassed for nursing her baby in public, she should play a pre-recorded tape of her child crying from being hungry. She should play it loud and on a loop, and see how that goes over.

My guess? Security will get involved.

Have you ever been harassed for nursing in public?



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power... powertothekids

for pete sake two reasons its perfectly fine

1.we have been doing this since when we first came, breastfeeding

2..like the sign said if the mom breastfeeds not bottles tthe child could starve because of people like this

bills... billsfan1104

In one of those strollers is a babby bottle. 

nonmember avatar Brittany

My son is 5 months old. His main nourishment comes from breast milk (we're just starting to introduce my homemade baby food now). Since week 3, he's ONLY eaten from bottles because I pump for him so I don't have to expose myself immodestly in public. It's really not hard to find an alternative to whipping your boob out in public. Cover up ladies!

nonmember avatar Luck be a Lady

Am I the only one that feels they weren't kicked out for breastfeeding...they were kicked out for making a scene. I agree woemn should be able to feed their children in public; however, these women were also using it as a protest and not just simply feeding a hungry child. I don't carry signs to eat dinner and if I walked into a restaurant with a protest sign I'd expect to be kicked out as well.

miche... micheledo

I am not sure what I think. The tone of this article is rather confrontational. Fro mwhat I hear from friends and in the media, most nurse ins go very well and security is not involved. So I don't expect security to get involved at a nurse in.

I also have no problem with moms nursing in public or at a nurse in. But the tone of the article (and the bottle i nthe picture) makes me question if these women weren't trying to cause a problem and feeding their babies i na way they wouldn't normally (exposing more skin intentionally).

TheWe... TheWeirdoMom

Here we go again. Let the argument begin. I just don't understand why this is a big deal. Not every single business is going to allow you to BF right there. And believe it or not they have that right. You dont have to like it then again you dont have to shop there either. Our youngest is getting breast milk,in bottles. Since my partner was amazingly  successful in starting and then pumping it for him.

This doesnt mean you have to go around,purposfully doing things like this. It makes all mothers who BF look like nutters and only stopes what youre trying to do. Insted of this why dont you just let it be known "Ok I get you dont want us in here,you dont want our money our time or our business either."

Attacking the wallet usually works better than things like this.

japan... japanmommy

TheWeirdoMom, they actually don't have the right to refuse to allow you to br. Any place where both baby and mom are allowed to be they are legally allowed to breast feed. That's great your baby takes a bottle - mine will not and I happen to like being out and about doing errands. I have no choice but to bring my children since my husband is deployed and if my five ninth old is hungry I'll feed her. Guess what, if you don't like it look away. Or better yet - get over yourself. They ate glands in our body biologically meant to feed children not tantalize others sexual desires.

Prett... PrettyGirlMyers

So, three women decided to make a point about breastfeeding in public by walking around a store most often frequented by teenagers? That's pretty lame. Yes, you have the right to feed your baby, but that DOES NOT mean that you also have the right to be disruptive and rude, and I'm guessing THAT is why they were asked to leave.

blunt... bluntcakes

Feed your kids but be considerate of other people. I'm going into nursing I know what breasts are for but I don't wanna see too much of them while you feed your kid while I'm shopping any more than I don't wanna see any woman's breasts hanging out of her top cause she thinks its cute, it's not.

jalaz77 jalaz77

I have BF in public, in a descreet way, and yes it is possible. I used a light sheet like blanket covered myself up, pulled my boob out and once baby was latched on I made sure my boob was covered on top with my shirt so baby could eat an no one could see my boob then removed the blanket. This gets old, yes we have rights but if boobs are not a big deal then walk around with out a shirt ladies...I mean it's only a boob for feeding...why wear a bra or anything at all, it is for feeding right?? Sarcasm btw. These women were making a scene...I do not understand 'nurse ins', I feel 'nurse ins' are for women who want that attention, look at me, I am a woman I can do what I want casue my kid has to eat!!!! Give me a break. And this comes from a BFing mom, BF all three kids and will do it with my 4th. I also was prepared before I went out and about with the kids, so I rarely BF in public. I have to say going to a bathroom to BF is gross, did that once and will never do it again...that much I will say.

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