A nursing mom has decided to launch a Great Nurse-In this summer in Washington, D.C. to exercise her right to nurse in public but also to make people as comfortable with breastfeeding as they are with bottlefeeding.
Rachel Papantonakis is a mother of two who carries a La Leche League card with the public breastfeeding laws of D.C., Maryland and Virgina printed on it, according to iVillage reports.
” ‘There have been too many news stories lately about women being told they can’t feed their babies in places where they are legally allowed to do so,’ whe wrote on a Facebook page she created for what she is calling “The Great Nurse-In.” It is an event to raise social consciousness, a massive demonstration, to be held on the West Lawn at the Capitol, tentatively planned for August 4th during World Breastfeeding Week.”
” ‘It got me thinking… Wouldn’t it be cool to have a nurse-in on the National Mall? Just a bunch of nursing women, their babies, and supporters spending an afternoon on the Mall and nursing when they needed to in order to raise awareness about the law….’ ”
“As for numbers, she wants to draw 500,000 nursing moms — that’s one million boobs — to participate. (The event was originally going to be called the Million-Boob-March, but that changed because nobody wanted it to be confused with the pro-nudity Two Million Boobs March.)”
What do you think? Good idea to help more people be comfortable with breastfeeding?