~ Nina Alviar
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
MBC Breastfeeding Rest Stop a Great Success!
Big thumbs up to the Rivercity Roots Festival for the Breastfeeding Rest Stop. It was a huge success, with about 40 mothers using the tent, coming in for a quiet, cool place to nurse, to change a diaper, for breastfeeding support, to ask questions for their friends and daughters, and finding a place to finally share their story about troubles they encountered years ago when they were nursing. We even had grandfathers and teenage boys stopping by just to say "Keep up the good work." Other mothers stopped by to tell us that they wished we had been there when they were nursing. Some of the mothers signed a guest book and commented on their way out. In addition, when asked they said that they were more likely to attend and stay longer at events if we were present. A few mothers came to the tent both days of the festival. Three cheers to the Missoula Downtown Association, volunteers, sponsors and all the moms and babies for helping to make the Breastfeeding Rest Stop a wonderful success. Stay tuned for information on the Rest Stop's future event schedule.