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, and personal accounts from friends who have been chastised for nursing in public or haven’t even tried for fear of being told not to. The time has come for this to end.
The Great Nurse-In aims to help normalize breastfeeding by:
- Promoting the laws allowing women to breastfeed in public, and making mothers feel more comfortable doing so
- Helping non-nursing people view breastfeeding as a natural and normal act, and to regard it in the same way they would other feeding methods
- Making breastfeeding a common sight so that future generations of parents know that it is a valid method to feed their children.
Certainly breastfeeding doesn’t work for everyone (nursing in public or in general), but for those of us who go that route, we should be able to do so with as few barriers as possible. As if wrestling with a crying baby isn’t tough enough! Those who are able to breastfeed deserve to make this decision with all the information possible and without fear of public scrutiny as a determining factor.
We’ll gather together, breastfeeding moms and supporters united, on the U.S. Capitol’s West Lawn for the day and normalize nursing. All are welcome – nursers, non-nursers, men, women, children.
Questions, comments, volunteer offers welcome! Reach us at email@example.com.