"Our breastfeeding policy, which applies to all stores, is just one of the ways in which we support our guests," a Target spokesperson told PEOPLE
Breastfeeding mothers are about to have a much more comfortable shopping experience at Target.
As shown on Today, a Target location in Weatherford, Texas, posted a statement in their store that customers came upon which states that any mothers shopping in the store are more than welcome to nurse their children while there.
“At Target, you are free to nurse wherever and whenever you would like because at Target, #momsrock,” the statement began, as seen in a photograph taken by customers in the store.
“But, if you would like a comfy (or more private) spot to nurse or change a diaper, please ask our Fitting Room Attendant about our Nursing Room,” the sign went on. “A peaceful spot to take a break during your Target run — and it’s even stocked with some free goodies to make you and the baby’s time there even sweeter.”
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“Happy nursing and happy shopping!” concluded the statement, which was written by “Your Weatherford Target Team.”
A Target spokesperson told PEOPLE, “At Target, we want all of our guests to feel like they belong at Target by being welcomed, valued and respected. Our breastfeeding policy, which applies to all stores, is just one of the ways in which we support our guests. Guests who choose to breastfeed in public areas of the store are welcome to do so.”
“And as we remodel stores across the country, we’ll be adding nursing spaces to make shopping at Target even easier for new moms,” the spokesperson added. “Additionally, our store teams continuously listen to guest feedback and are empowered to find ways to make shopping at Target easy and inspiring for guests.”
The policy was shared in the Facebook group “Breastfeeding Mama Talk,” which garnered praise from moms in the group. Several even shared personal stories of times when they’ve had to breastfeed in a Target in the past.
“A manager gave me a free water & pretzel when I was nursing a few years ago because she remembered how hungry BFing made her. I love Target ❤,” wrote one Facebook user.
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Added a former Target employee, “They were one of the most supportive employers I’ve ever had when [it comes] to pumping. I got a private space, didn’t have to take the time out of my regular break, and my bosses usually had some snacks and something to drink waiting in there. Retail is brutal but Target was honestly amazing.”
“I nursed in the outdoor furniture section, and had a couple staff members make sure I was comfortable,” wrote another member of the group.