Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Call for Submissions: The Joys of Nursing in Public

"Wandering about Amalfi, Italy"
Winner of a breastfeeding picture contest
Many of our Carnival of Nursing in Public writers shared positive N.I.P. experiences. Despite the fact that the negative experiences get the publicity, more women receive the kindness and thanks from strangers for making breastfeeding a normal sight.

We want to share your positive stories so that other breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be will be inspired and encouraged to N.I.P.

Have you ever had a wonderful N.I.P. experience? Did a stranger bring you water? Did a child smile at your nursing child in wonder? Did your father-in-law share the benefits of breastfeeding with a friend in your presence?

If you have a beautiful N.I.P. story to share, please submit it to

Stories should be roughly 250-500 words, they must adhere to our Contributor Guidelines, and they should relate an easy to read and positive N.I.P. story.


Can we submit the same story we submitted for the Carnival NIP? Or would you prefer something new?

This is a wonderful Idea!
We had just got to the childrens play area in the park and as my 2 year old daughter ran off to play, I heard the familiar sound of my newborn son trying to tell me he was hungry. I had only breastfed in public a few times, was still very nervous about doing it, and as there were no seats on the benches (it was a sunny summer day and the park was packed) so I tried to calm my son by walking around (He was in his sling on my front) - this only worked temporarily and after a few minutes he started to really cry in hunger...
So I decided - right I am going to feed him, right here, standing up! I pulled up my top and as I attempted to latch him on, a near by mother called me and said 'come and sit over here, you should have asked us to move - your baby has every right to eat his lunch!'
It was such a small thing, but meant so much. I fed my son, in public, and felt confident and accepted doing so - I just wish ALL mothers could feel like that every time they breastfeed in public x

Tina - the submissions must be new. Thanks for asking!

Ashley - I love it! Email it with a bio and a picture and it will be included!

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