ProMoM Inc. - Promoting the awareness and acceptance of breastfeeding.

National Nurse Out 2007

 

3-minute activist:
Participate in a Local Nurse Out

Hot discussion topic:
Forum links will be placed here to update members about hot NNO discussion topics on our Forums.

NIP tip:
Nursing a Baby in Public: What is a Mother to Do?

NIP Inspiration:
"Women shouldn't have to choose between breastfeeding and having a life. They should be able to go anywhere and do anything, with their baby in tow, and they should be able to breastfeed their baby whenever and wherever they happen to be when the baby needs to be fed." -- Katherine Dettwyler

What to say when confronted about NIP:

"My babies could be tantrumming now instead of being content--which would you prefer?" -- Karla

Help us promote breastfeeding:

 

Nurse Outs In the News

Our 2004 Nurse Out received some great press coverage!!! To see the press coverage for 2004, Click Here! You an also view pass press coverage Here, and Here

We can't wait to see what great press coverage we can get for 2007!! We will begin to add the information Here

We would also like to extend a huge thank you to Mark at CrafTime Custom Buttons for providing our NNO Buttons this year (and in years past)! His work is fantastic and we are proud to have been able to work with him. If you are interested in having buttons made, you can contact Mark by emailing him

Get out and Nurse!

In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we encourage our members and all breastfeeding mothers to go out during the week of August 1-7 and breastfeed in public. We don't mean your regular routine; we mean go out specifically to nurse in public!!

Why participate in the National Nurse Out?

ProMoM hopes that by promoting the image of breastfeeding in this way, more people will accept breastfeeding as a natural everyday occurrence and the normal way to feed infants and young children. We also want to encourage expecting mothers by showing them that it is possible to breastfeed in public without anyone being embarrassed.

What you can do:

  • Organize a Local Nurse Out
  • Participate in a Local Nurse Out
  • Distribute fliers to local organizations, day care centers, parks departments and anywhere Mom's and Babies might be to let them know about your Nurse Out.
  • Print an Organizer's Kit for more information on how to organize your own Nurse Out!
  • Print and send a Press Release to your local Television and Radio Stations.
  • Let all your breastfeeding friends know about the National Nurse Out and this website
  • Publicly display that you're a breastfeeding mom and that baby is breastfed-- wear breastfeeding t-shirts, pins, etc.
  • Buy and wear official National Nurse Out products
  • When you see another mom breastfeeding in public, thank and encourage her
  • Participate in our National Nurse Out discussion forum and share the cause
  • Get out and nurse in public as much as possible -- espescially during the National Nurse Out

Reading Room
Topic: Nursing in Public

  • Breastfeeding in Public A wonderful article on the Le Leche League International site
  • Have a NIP One mom's tips on how to nurse in public without stress, by Mary Beth Voelker for ProMoM
  • A Mother's Legal Right to Breastfeed in Public A Los Angeles attorney's explanation of your rights by Alexis Martin Neely for ProMoM
  • Nuse Out vs. Nurse In Characteristics and differences between the two forms of Lactivism by Dana Anagnostou
  • Tips for Breastfeeding in Public Some discreet nursing tips by Elizabeth Lee Designs
  • Eating Out A newsy article about nursing in public by Shel Franco of Nanny's Place
  • Nursing a Baby in Public: What is a Mother to Do? Public breastfeeding from a Christian perspective by Rebecca Prewett for Compleat Mother
  • Getting Off the Back Room Team One LLL mom explains why she won't nurse in the "Back Room" By Alicia Clemens Booksh for La Leche League
  • Breastfeeding Rights (click on "Breastfeeding Rights" in the menu on the left) Articles written for a Canadian audience, about what to do if you're hassled when nursing in public from INFACT Canada
  • Breastfeeding in Public: A Personal Milestone by Jennifer Earp for breastfeeding.com
  • "People stare at me when I nurse in public. What should I do?" An expert offers their advice on babycenter.com
  • "Can you nurse discreetly in public?" A lactation consultant provides advice on ivillage.com

Let's join together and prove once and for all that nursing is a normal thing that no one needs to be embarrassed about!

Contacts:
National Nurse Out Organizer nno@promom.org
National Nurse Out Local Organizer nno_local@promom.org