We’ve seen nurse-ins happen around the country, aimed at stores and restaurants that give nursing mothers a difficult time, but now the first annual Great Nurse-In is coming to the U.S Capitol Building in Washington D.C. This is a peaceful nurse-in described as
a grassroots movement committed to normalizing nursing for today’s society and future generations by promoting public breastfeeding.
It is open to anyone who supports breastfeeding, whether they have breastfed or not, so mom, dad, uncle, aunt, siblings, grandparents, friends, neighbors can come along even if they’re just interested in learning about breastfeeding!
The event is organized by Rachel Papantonakis, and will be held on Saturday August 4th, 2012 on the West Lawn at 9am and ends around 4pm with an hour long break for lunch. It promises to be educational and fun, with the website stating that the plans are currently as follows:
Main stage- six children’s performers, poet, doctor, breastfeeding advocates, and other speakers. We will also have a few OPEN MIC sessions where our attendees will be able to share their public nursing experiences, good or bad, and words of encouragement and support.
Activity tables- breastfeeding support, summaries of state laws on public breastfeeding, children’s activities, and a Partner’s Table where non-nursing partners can talk about how to support their nursing partners, especially when breastfeeding in public.
If you are in the Washington D.C area and support breastfeeding, be sure to join The Great Nurse-In! You can keep up-to-date with all the details on their website www.greatnursein.org or follow the event on Facebook here.