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BREAST FEEDING MOMS! Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
22nd Sep '12

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On September 15, 2012, breastfeeding mother Dawn Holland was accosted by the manager of Applebee's in Covington Georgia. She was asked to either nurse her son in their bathroom or leave. When she stated her rights to breastfeed and did not move, the police were called.

Let's make a stand!

On Saturday September 29th at 1:00pm we are requesting a nationwide nurse in at local Applebee's restaurants. This is to promote our rights to choose how we feed our babies and an effort to educate business and the public about breast feeding. Even if you are not a nursing mother please go to an Applebee's and let them know you are there for a Mother's Right to Choose and let their staff know you support mothers and their choice on how and when to feed their children. Please join us and spread the word to your mother groups, friends, family and local communities. Also, be sure to post this message to your facebook page, blogs you may follow or any form of social media.

Together we can make a change.

If you would like to host your own local event, please create a Facebook Event titled Nationwide Applebee's Nurse-In 2012 - (_Your city name_) and post it on our wall. Thanks!

Join Mother's Right to Choose Community Page: https://www.facebook.com/MothersRightToChoose

Major News on the incident:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/dawn-holland-breastfeeding_n_1893681.html

Why are nurse-ins a big deal?
http://doublethink.us.com/paala/2012/02/09/upcoming-nurse-ins-why-they-are-a-big-deal/

Parenting blogger Paala's blog on the incident: http://doublethink.us.com/paala/2012/09/18/breastfeeding-offender-applebees/
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user banned California 8675 posts
22nd Sep '12

Wow that is fucked up. We def need to do something about it. I support breastfeeding in public and all of the BF moms including myself..

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
22nd Sep '12

Damn, Applebee's will they ever learn. I hosted a nurse in there about 4 yrs ago.
They really need to train staff better.

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
22nd Sep '12

I tried only breastfeeding my 4th child, but it didnt go so well because the amniotic fluid and colostrum mixed causing her to choke silently.
I will say I was disgusted and appauled one day to find a woman sitting in the bathroom at Walmart breastfeeding her baby. I wouldnt breastfeed in public if I did breastfeed. That is just me. I would probably pump then. By all means, breastfeed where you feel comfortable. Just not in a bathroom!

Momma♥Kristin 18 kids; New York 21538 posts
22nd Sep '12

I would love to be apart of this but I dont want to host. Wish someone would do it around here

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 104947 posts
22nd Sep '12

I'll go nurse my 2.5 year old there. I wonder how they'd react to that

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
22nd Sep '12
Quoting ___RAIDERETTE___:" Wow that is fucked up. We def need to do something about it. I support breastfeeding in public and all of the BF moms including myself.."


:D



YAY!

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
22nd Sep '12
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" Damn, Applebee's will they ever learn. I hosted a nurse in there about 4 yrs ago. They really need to train staff better."


Wow! Thats crazy so its not the 1st time for them. What happend at your nurse in/?

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
22nd Sep '12
Quoting MommyingWithGrace:" I tried only breastfeeding my 4th child, but it didnt go so well because the amniotic fluid and colostrum ... [snip!] ... That is just me. I would probably pump then. By all means, breastfeed where you feel comfortable. Just not in a bathroom!"


Where you grossed out cuz she was breastfeeding in public or cuz of her in the bathroom?

MommyingWithGrace Beverly Hills, California 2427 posts
22nd Sep '12
Quoting Sweet lullaby:" Where you grossed out cuz she was breastfeeding in public or cuz of her in the bathroom?"

It was the bathroom. I wouldnt eat my food in the bathroom, so please dont feed your babies in the bathroom.

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
22nd Sep '12
Quoting Momma♥Kristin:" I would love to be apart of this but I dont want to host. Wish someone would do it around here"



Its ALL applebees, you just go there and breastfeed publicly! Im not breastfeeding right now but I do want to go! And I think I will.

Sweet lullaby Dearborn Heights, Michigan 30436 posts
22nd Sep '12
Quoting Ravey Candyass:" I'll go nurse my 2.5 year old there. I wonder how they'd react to that"


Do it! Its ALL apple bees!

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
22nd Sep '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Sweet lullaby:</b>" Wow! Thats crazy so its not the 1st time for them. What happend at your nurse in/?"</blockquote>




Yeah, google applebees nurse in it should show up, I think it was 2007



We set up right outside the store because you can't go inside and protest. They would just ask you to leave.
We were right on the sidewalk , so city property.
We set up a few canopy, sunshade things and a bunch of chairs, we had signs and such and just chilled and nursed. The media declined to come to our event. :roll: but in other states they showed and people were on the news.

*Mama G* 2 kids; Massachusetts 2248 posts
22nd Sep '12
Quoting MommyingWithGrace:" I tried only breastfeeding my 4th child, but it didnt go so well because the amniotic fluid and colostrum ... [snip!] ... That is just me. I would probably pump then. By all means, breastfeed where you feel comfortable. Just not in a bathroom!"

Why were you disgusted and appalled? I take my daughter to the restroom to nurse her sometimes when we're at a restaurant or shopping or whatever, not because I am ashamed or don't think it's right to BF in public, but because I don't want people staring at us or seeing my boobs.

Momma♥Kristin 18 kids; New York 21538 posts
22nd Sep '12
Quoting Sweet lullaby:" Its ALL applebees, you just go there and breastfeed publicly! Im not breastfeeding right now but I do want to go! And I think I will."


My only problem is are they just trying to get people to come eat there to "make a point"? How legit is this story? I just wouldnt want to go and pay for shitty food lol