Have you ever nursed in the loo?
For all the breastfeeding moms who have resorted to feeding your babies in a bathroom stall, you’ll appreciate a new campaign called “When Nurture Calls.”
“Would you eat here?” asks the proactive new ad, showcasing a series of moms feeding their tots in this less than ideal location.
“Would you eat here?” the campaigns asks. “By law, breastfeeding mothers are not protected from harassment and refusal of service in public, often forcing them to feed in secluded spaces such as public bathrooms. Contact your state and/or local representative to voice your support for breastfeeding mothers, because a baby should never be nurtured where nature calls.”
According to their site, the new campaign “aims to protect a mother’s right to breastfeed her baby in public by striving to pass the bill HB1706, which will protect breastfeeding mothers from harassment and discrimination when they choose to nurture their child in public.”
It seems society continues to shame breastfeeding moms, regardless of the various ‘breast is best’ campaigns outlining the health benefits of breast milk. We’ve seen examples of this shaming in popular stores, on social media and in bathroom stalls.
So who created this new public service announcement? La Leche League? College of Midwives? Attachment Parenting International?
It’s not even a real PSA! As it turns out, the viral photos were taken by University of North Texas art students Johnathan Wenske and Kris Haro as part of a school assignment. Considering these images are all over the internet right now, this is further proof that this word needs to spread in support of breastfeeding moms.
To read more from these college kids, go to the website for When Nurture Calls. You can read more on this viral campaign, and learn how to get involved with this cause.
Here’s hoping these two got an A!