Breastfeeding

Will Target Stores In Australia Soon Have ‘Nursing Nooks’ For Breastfeeding Mums?

Target in the United States, is rolling out sections in store which are especially for mums to breastfeed their babies in comfort.

Will Target Stores In Australia Soon Have ‘Nursing Nooks’ For Breastfeeding Mums?
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Nursing Nooks In Store

These ‘nursing nooks’ or ‘feeding stations’ include cosy chairs and pillows and are being trialled in a few shops in the United States.

Target representative Kristen Welker told Scary Mummy that the company is testing and evaluating to see how well these sections work for nursing mums.

“In late 2016, we began testing designated nursing rooms at two stores in Minnesota,” she says.

“We will continue to evaluate guest feedback on this test to determine broader rollout to additional stores and we always appreciate hearing from our guests about how we can better meet their needs.

“Fitting rooms are available for women who wish to breastfeed their babies privately, even if others are waiting to use the fitting rooms.

“Guests who choose to breastfeed in public areas of the store are welcome to do so without being made to feel uncomfortable. Additionally, store leaders are empowered to make decisions that help meet the needs of the guests they serve.”

Minnetonka, USA - June 21, 2012: Exterior view of Target chain store in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Minnesota based Target has been troubled with a massive data breach.
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Will There Be Breastfeeding Stations In Aussie Stores?

So will it mean that nursing nooks could soon be rolled out in Target stores Down Under?

We’ve reached out to the Target headquarters in Australia to find out, and are waiting on their reply.

We think this idea is awesome! It’d be great to see more of these stations in other stores across the country.

Meanwhile, here are our five top tips on breastfeeding in public. And be sure to read how this breastfeeding mum of four is smashing stereotypes

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