Today Ameli and I participated in a Flash Mob in London’s Paddington train station.
So, what is a flash mob?
A flash mob is a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual act for a brief time, then quickly disperse.
Some miserable person announced on the transport website that this would happen today, and a commenter said something about hoping we are thwarted by a SWAT team. Well – I’m pleased to announce London’s finest have better things to do than harass a bunch of mothers feeding their babies. 😉
So, why did we do this?
Well, the Government has axed financial support for National Breastfeeding Week, but awareness still needs to be a priority. People still need support. Young mums, new mums and second or more times mums need to see breastfeeding normalised.
Men need to know how their partners will struggle to succeed without them.
People need to see boobs used for their intended purpose:
Interestingly, the only ‘comments’ I heard, were a guy saying “I don’t know. Must be some kind of breastfeeding thing.” I did wonder what gave the game away 😉 and an elderly lady saying to her partner “Quickly, take a picture. Isn’t it wonderful.”
*If you’re in any of these pictures, and don’t want to be, please let me know. If you areÂ and are happy to be, please leave a comment with your name so I can credit you properly.
Remember to enter these National Breastfeeding Awarenes Week competitions:
To win a mamascarf nursing cover
To win a breastfeeding necklace and bracelet
To win a nursing pillow
To win a lactivist t-shirt and bag
To win a Â£30 voucher from Bras4Mums