The Milk Truck is described as “a combination of guerilla theater, activism and a little slapstick humor” and operates as a mobile breastfeeding unit. It allows mothers to breastfeed their babies “in places where they have been discouraged – restaurants, shopping malls, public spaces, etc.” The converted ice cream truck, which has a giant can’t-be-missed pink breast on top, is the creation of artist Jill Miller who unveiled it in 2011 at the Pittsburgh Biennial at the Andy Warhol Museum. She is currently in the process of getting the project a non-profit 501(c)3 status so that it will continue its “mission of advocating for the rights of babies to eat wherever they are.” I recently spotted the truck at the 2012 East Bay Mini Maker Faire in Oakland, California. We have previously written about Jill Miller and her projects.
…Babies should be able to eat anywhere. And everywhere.
The Milk Truck’s primary mission is to help hungry babies eat by providing a supportive environment for women to nurse their babies. In addition, and due to popular demand, The Milk Truck visits businesses and events that are breastfeeding-friendly, to celebrate their awesomeness. (We want to hang out with like-minded people!)
image via The Milk Truck