Newest Flash Mob: Breastfeeding Moms

Women protest after fellow mom is kicked out of mall store

By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 29, 2011 7:55 AM CST

(Newser) – Not every Facebook-inspired flash mob is about toppling governments: A recent one in Canada has set off a national debate on women's right to breastfeed in public, reports AOL News. It began when a mother in Montreal got kicked out of a kids' store after she had discreetly begun feeding her infant in a corner. She then created this blog, which got picked up by other blogs, which led to a Facebook page, which led to about 100 mothers returning to the mall at a designated time to stage a public breastfeeding. Click for more.

This undated photo provided by Kelli Roman shows her breastfeeding her daughter Ivy.
This undated photo provided by Kelli Roman shows her breastfeeding her daughter Ivy.   (AP Photo/Kelli Roman)
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I'm pissed. My older kids were sitting in their stroller watching the movie when my youngest got hungry. So I fed her. She's 5 months old, and she eats breast milk. From my actual breast. Shocking, I know!
- Shannon Smith, breastfeeding evangelist

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