What better way to combat negative attitudes towards breastfeeding and fight for the right to breastfeed in public than to gather and make an event of it?
Since 2000, women have been gathering all across North America to nurse their babies at the same time as part of the Global Breastfeeding Challenge. The goal of the event is to promote discussion about breastfeeding and increase awareness. The 2009 Global Breastfeeding Challenge will be held Saturday, October 3. There are currently 225 registered sites, but if there’s not one near you, you can register your own, or simply gather some friends and join in from wherever you are.
There is not a site registered in my town, but tomorrow I am going to make some calls and see if I can get a site organized in the area. (So if you’re in Northwest Montana, let me know!) I’ll keep you posted on my efforts.
What do you think, are you in? Let me know if you plan on joining this event, and send me pictures!