Breastfeeding Advocacy in the Town of Davidson
Our project focused on breastfeeding advocacy in the town of Davidson. The three of us went to multiple businesses in the town of Davidson to see if their managers and store owners were interested in becoming “Breastfeeding Friendly Businesses.” Outlined by the North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition, a Breastfeeding Friendly Business is one that:
- Does not advertise infant formula or related products directly to consumers.
- Welcomes and respects breastfeeding mothers. They are never treated poorly, asked to stop breastfeeding, or asked to cover up or move.
Over the course of a couple weeks, we interviewed several businesses to see if they are interested in receiving this award, and documented their reactions to our request. This poster details the responses we heard and received. Creating safe and open environments for breastfeeding mothers should be a community value. We hope that this project will help normalize the natural and incredibly crucial practice of breastfeeding, so that mothers in the town of Davidson will feel more supported and welcome.