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Boots breastfeeding policy - love this

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DitaVonCheese Wed 27-May-09 20:16:14

Just seen this mentioned on another MN thread (from old) and found a copy online - sorry if it's common knowledge on here blush

Clicky here

Particularly love the bit about customers "offering feedback" grin

RubyBlueberry Wed 27-May-09 20:18:30

That's great! C'on Mothercare, where's yours...

babybillandsplodge Wed 27-May-09 20:20:52

That is very impressive - puts Mothercare et al to shame! grin

whomovedmychocolate Wed 27-May-09 20:28:30

Boots have mother and baby rooms???? shock

Pretty sure ours doesn't.

But next time I'm in there, I'll hunker down by the condoms and feed DS (that'll be a more effective method of contraception to the young blokes than the johnnies grin).

stainesmassif Wed 27-May-09 20:32:33

our boots and mothercare have breast feeding rooms - though boots smells a bit of the nappy bin

weepootle Wed 27-May-09 20:35:13

Boots have coffee shops??? I've never seen one of those.

beetlemum Wed 27-May-09 20:35:41

boots and mothercare baby rooms in my town are minging and stink of poo!!

BarnMummy Wed 27-May-09 20:36:47

Very interesting Boots in central Oxford has a mother and baby room, but its cleanliness is a bit hit and miss. My closest Boots, a much newer one in a retail park, has nowhere to feed a baby as far as I know.

I'd like to test out whether either store knows about the policy -love whomoved's idea about feeding by the condoms....grin

LackaDAISYcal Wed 27-May-09 20:37:15

pmsl wmmc grin

If I'm in mothercare I always use the comfy sofa that they have in the maternity clothing one puts my baby in a glorified cupboard

Our boots has a room as well with a glider chair in it; very comfy it is too.

WorzselMummage Wed 27-May-09 20:39:22

My mothercare has a load of tattered old sofas on the salesfloor but out of the way for us to sit on

I can't imagine finding anywhere comfy enough to feed in Boots !

littlelamb Wed 27-May-09 20:40:25

Our Boots has a room with a bizarre little cubicle (complete with shower curtain to pull around yourself when you sit in the teeny tiny chair shock) It is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen

HollyPutTheKettleOn Wed 27-May-09 20:41:45

I never feed in a baby room, they stink! Great policy though.

I'm with you daisy, I feed my ds in John Lewis & Mothercare on the gliding chairs they have for sale. The staff always comment on how good it is for customers to see a practical demonstration and ds is only too happy to oblige!

DitaVonCheese Wed 27-May-09 20:42:26

We have a huge Mothercare near us and I recently used their "Mother's room" ... Something about the name made me think it would be full of plush sofas and the Flight of the Conchord boys giving foot massages and handing round platters of Krispy Kremes. Pshaw! It was just a vinyl couch, a really old change mat and a sink.

ilovemydogandmrobama Wed 27-May-09 20:48:14

Our Mothercare has a mother and baby room. Nice nursing chairs. OK, with the plastic still on them, but still comfy

So does Ikea, except it's a chair next to the changing table. hmm Or rather next to the nappy bin...

WorzselMummage Wed 27-May-09 20:49:11

And a clinical waste bin of it's anything like the ones i've been in !

NappyStack Wed 27-May-09 20:51:34

Only ever fed in one Mothercare (and sorry to go against the grain here) and they have a nice big room with a couple of clean change stations, a BF chair and a built-in sofa thingy. Its really nice.

(And no, I don't work for Mothercare smile)

EachPeachPearMum Wed 27-May-09 20:56:46

Our boots has a dutailer glider chair... it's nice feeding there!

HollyPutTheKettleOn Wed 27-May-09 20:58:09

Baby rooms are dullsville. They need magazines or even better tvs!

NationalFlight Wed 27-May-09 21:00:12

Wow, that looks great on paper...sadly the room provided at ours is filthy, actually Filthy with a capital F.

There is a great glider chair etc but ugh, I won't even let ds1 climb on it, it's that disgusting. sad

Have gone in there once and perched on the edge of it to feed, but I would have felt cleaner on a bench outside really.

That said I think they mean well. I guess people have abused the provisions, which would have been brill when first done.

TheBreastmilksOnMe Wed 27-May-09 21:02:26

Another thing I hate about baby rooms as well as the above is the chairs they put in there. Why o why do they insist on chairs with arms? Is it just me or does anyone else find it next to impossible to feed their babies on these chairs? DS's legs get trapped or he can't fit across my lap or he bangs his head on one of the arms. Can we please have some armless chairs to feed our DC in?

TheBreastmilksOnMe Wed 27-May-09 21:03:50

But loving the policy!

BananaFruitBat Wed 27-May-09 21:05:42

Mothercare in B'ham had a fantastic feeding room. Comfy sofas, armchairs and glider chairs with foot rests. Magazines to read, soft focus lighting, nice and warm without being stuffy.
Nappy change was in a completely seperate room.
But that was about 4 yrs ago. I don't know if they still have it.

wastingmyeducation Wed 27-May-09 21:10:22

TBOM, I hear you! I can't feed on a chair with arms, certainly not reclining.

angelene Wed 27-May-09 21:18:05

This is great. But Mothercare in Cardiff has a fantastic 'nursing' (hate that word) room, with two of those amazingly comfortable bfing chairs, low lights, nice and cool. It's fantastic, many's the time I've had a nice chat with another mum while bfing DD, it makes it all seem so blissful!

girlylala0807 Wed 27-May-09 21:25:17


Its a shame they never had that in the branch in my home town, they would not give a lady a chair or let her sit in any of the private areas they had to feed her child.

Those private areas are reserved for people taking methadone...

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