Breastfeeding Friendly Restaurants

Thank you to the High River Dairy Queen for being breastfeeding-friendly!
June 9, 2015
Dairy Queen
1201 16 St SE
High River, AB
T1V 2B1

Attention: Manager

Reference: Breastfeeding Friendly Restaurants

To Whom it May Concern:

Oh behalf of the Calgary Breastfeeding Matters Group, I wanted to write and thank you for how you handled an incident in your Dairy Queen recently. A couple complained about the nursing babies around them, and asked the manager to do something about it. The manager then told the couple they could go eat in the washroom, or take their food to go.

Thank you for standing up for nursing mothers and babies in your family-friendly restaurant. You are helping to normalize breastfeeding, and hopefully soon there will be no more complaints when moms are feeding their babies the way nature intended!

You likely realize that provincial and federal law does support mothers to breastfeeding anytime, anywhere the mother and baby are legally allowed to be. If you would be willing to recognize your restaurant as a breastfeeding friendly location, you are welcome to display the breastfeeding symbols: www.breastfeedingsymbol.org or poster we have included with this letter.

I have also included a copy of the Alberta Breastfeeding Committee’s Right to Breastfeed cards. These cards were created to encourage mothers who are nursing in public. You are welcome to hand out the cards to either moms feeding their babies, or to those who doubt the rights of babies and mothers. If you would like some more cards mailed, please contact us at projects@cbmg.ca

With Regards,

Jennifer House – Co-Chair

Jennifer Peddlesden – Political Action Committee

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