August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week, a whole week in which breastfeeding mothers are being encouraged and supported to “Go For The Gold”. To tie in with the Olympics this year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action is awarding gold, silver, and bronze metals to groups and individuals who do special events during World Breastfeeding Week. Visit the site and see what events you can be a part of and download the forms you will need to send in to get your medals.
I wanted to share this great story that all breastfeeding moms would be sure to love. Nicola Hart, a student at the De Montfort University, has a soft spot for moms trying to breastfeed in public. That soft spot lead her to create what might be the best invention for breastfeeding moms since the electric pump. What you see here is her design for a chair specifically made for moms trying to breastfeed on the go without needing to run to the nearest dirty changing room or sweating under heavy covers.
It not only provides a good breastfeeding posture which is comfortable and supporting, it also takes into consideration other people’s attitudes in relation to breastfeeding in public and helps keep it discreet using privacy wings.
The chair’s high back provides good back and neck support while providing an ergonomically sound posture. The low-cushioned arm rests and wide seat provide plenty of room for the mother and baby
Mothers are already smiling over this new chair. Comfortable and discreet it seems to be the perfect fit for cafes, malls, or anywhere else where breastfeeding in public might not be easy. Holding the double bonus of not requiring nursing moms to removing themselves from public it could become a quite sought after piece of furniture.
Image sources – Carin Araujo, BBC