My sister-in-law Marie just had a beautiful baby girl in September. This is their first and in those first weeks she was itching to get out but you know how it is with your first baby… you are so tired and everything is so scary and new. I encouraged her to go to the mall and just stroll around. It’s not too busy on weekdays and you can walk and people watch without too much stress. She was concerned about changing and feeding the baby. Your best bet that I have found at SouthPark Mall is Nordstrom. On the main level (the mall level), on the far side of the store they have bathrooms. When you walk in, the stalls and sinks are to the right and the breastfeeding/changing area is to the left. It’s prviate without being closed off and it has 2 comfortable chairs to sit in. When I had Claire it was pretty new so it was very clean. It’s an oasis for a new mother who wants to feed her baby and not flash the whole mall. Belk also has bathrooms with chair that can be used for breastfeeding but anyone who walks in the bathroom passed right by you – which is fine, but you lose the privacy factor. I have not been to Neimens yet, but I bet they have nice bathrooms.
Do you have tips about other good places to breastfeed at the mall or anywhere in Charlotte? Leave us a comment and we’ll post the best answers.