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Another One? Woman Kicked Out of Business for Breastfeeding

March 8, 2008

A Denton, TX woman was kicked out of a local Regis salon at Golden Triangle Mall when she attempted to breastfeed her crying 8-month-old infant in the salon. Robyn Nair, reportedly, was the only customer in the salon and would have been completely covered by the salon smock. She says she was told, “We do not allow that, and I’m going to have to ask you to leave,” with her hair half-cut.

According to a report from WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth,

Not only did the hairstylist violate her company’s policy by asking Nair to leave; she also violated state statute which says that wherever a woman is authorized to be, she’s authorized to breastfeed.

 

“We welcome mothers and children,” said Regis spokeswoman Susan Evans in a statement. “We do not have a policy against breastfeeding. This employee acted incorrectly.”

The relevant bit of law is in the Health and Safety portion of Texas code, § 165.002. RIGHT TO BREAST-FEED. A mother is entitled to breast-feed her baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be.

In another disturbing story out of Texas, “Mom pushes for policy change after daughter’s rapist returns to Grand Prairie schools,” one woman reports her surprise and outrage when her daughter’s rapist suddenly turned up back in her school after apparently making an early completion of his sex offender rehabilitation. The report notes that she was not informed, and the school itself may not have been told that the offender was returning to class because juvenille services officials say it’s their policy to notify the school only if the offender is transferring to a new school district. Huh?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2008 7:39 am

    This is a sad case and even more so for the hungry child. If all was as discreet as you say then compassion for the child`s empty belly should have been considered.

  2. March 9, 2008 7:49 am

    Well, and regardless of discretion, the woman was protected by state law!

  3. Robyn permalink
    February 27, 2009 9:10 pm

    I just ran across this. I am Robyn, the woman that was kicked out of the salon. My baby girl is almost 21 months now, and doing great. I was blessed to have the support from most everone I came into contact with. You would be suprised at how much negativity I got on this topic. People blaming me and siding with the stylist. Its pretty sad and pretty ignorant.

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