Added to the list of things that women have to go through that men will never fully understand, is breast-feeding. If a new mother is out and about with her baby and wants to breast-feed, she has to either put up with the stares/embarrassment/disapproval of exposing her breast in public, or she has to find a private spot, generally a bathroom, to feed her baby.
Enter the Milk Truck! The Milk Truck is the brainchild of Jill Miller, who raised over $15,000 in July to provide the mobile breast feeding service that mothers can track or call to their location, if they’re looking for somewhere they can nurse their baby in peace.
Described as “Part performance art, part public service”, the Milk Truck is as much an attempt to draw attention to the fact that women are being forced to leave restaurants and other public places in order to nurse their children, as it is a way for mother to nurse a baby in a stress free environment:
The Milk Truck is a combination of guerilla theater, activism and a little slapstick humor. Yes, we will buy a truck and put a giant boob on the roof. Yes, we plan to drive it around Pittsburgh for the duration of the biennial exhibition. And yes, there’s a reason for making The Milk Truck – to create a mobile breastfeeding unit that allows mothers to feed their babies in places where they have been discouraged – restaurants, shopping malls, public spaces, etc. Babies should be able to eat anywhere. And everywhere.