Ohhhh I love love to see some positive breastfeeding news! But I love seeing positive breastfeeding supporters even more! Have you mummies heard about Milk For Thought and The Milk Truck? Oh man... well if you have not... please let me be the one to introduce them to you!!! I just love these two!
Up for a year long cross country road trip? How about a BREASTFEEDING year long cross country road trip?! (AWESOME RIGHT?! I KNOW!!) That is just what Milk For Thought is all about. The idea is to head out and hit as many cities as they can and help promote breastfeeding. This includes educating the public about breastfeeding, raising awareness about the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, encouraging hospitals to become "baby friendly", improve national rates of breastfeeding.... just to name a few! Oh did i mention it is a GIANT PINK BUS????!!!!! (I love pink!) You can check out their tour dates to see if they are coming to a city near you (sadly they are not coming to the south this year... fingers crossed for next year!)
Have you ever been "sent away" or told to "cover up" while out and about? Did someone (business owner, manager or employee) tell you "You can't do that here." Oh man.... well the days of getting the media involved, creating a Facebook page, writing letters to everyone under the sun...... just got a bit more fun! All you have to do is notify The Milk Truck via their twitter page and the word gets out! Now when I say the word gets out.... I MEAN IT! The location of this "un-supporter" goes out on The Milk Truck's Facebook page, twitter page, and website. Then the Truck and local supporters all show up to offer a "safe" location to breastfeed! Now when I say a truck shows up... I don't mean just a Plain Jane truck... I am talking about a white truck with a giant nummie maker on top!!!!! (no kidding!!!!) Check out the the sketch from creator and artist, Jill Miller. I love her saying "Thought nursing mothers created a spectacle? Meet The Milk Truck." HEHE. Want to know how you can help this project become a reality? Check out The Milk Truck for more details!!