A woman claims a Victoria’s Secret employee told her to breastfeed in an alley, instead of in the store’s fitting room.Maybe it was just an exceptionally ugly baby?
Ashley Clawson described on Facebook what happened when she asked the employee if she could breastfeed her 4-month-old son inside the store.
“I have to blast Victoria’s Secret at the Domain for telling me I wasn’t (allowed) to nurse my very hungry, fussy son in their fitting room after I spent a fair amount in their store,” Clawson posted on Facebook on Jan. 13. “She actually told me to go outside and walk down an alley where no one ‘usually’ goes and nurse him.”
The company apologized for the incident.Texas is sooo reactionary.
“We take this issue very seriously. We have a longstanding policy permitting mothers to nurse their children in our stores and we are sorry that it was not followed in this case,” the statement to KTBC read. “We have apologized to Ms. Clawson, and we are taking actions to ensure all associates understand our policy that welcomes mothers to breastfeed in our stores.”
Texas law states that a mother can breastfeed her baby in any location where she is authorized to be.
It seems that once upon a time, VS did make nursing bras, but dropped out of that market. It seems to me that with lots of their models making babies (e.g Miranda Kerr) getting into the baby making business, they're missing an opportunity.