I just wanted to report in for Albuquerque, NM, in case no one else from our group of mamas who went did. I have been busy with my parents in town, or I would have posted sooner.
We had a group of 8 moms, a dad, and a grandma (my mom, who bf'd me and my sister *way* back in the late 60's, when nursing was almost never done and NIP wasn't even considered!) and our babes, ranging in ages from 8 weeks to 19 months. TThe first moms who showed up were met by the local city cops, who asked that we not nurse in the store, or we could be arrested. Even though we have a law in NM (since 1999) that states that nursing moms can bf their kids wherever a woman is allowed to be in public or in private!!! I guess they (the mall? VS?) were afraid of us dangerous bfing women! Anyways, we pretty much sat on the floor outside the store and bf'd and chatted while the kids played. We got a lot of looks and smiles, no glares that I noticed, and it was pretty uneventful. Some moms went into the store as well, and asked about nursing bras and such. I guess we were all there for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. No media at all showed up, even though they were contacted. Maybe they thought that bfing was too controversial!
I haven't checked the local media to see if it was on the news anywhere, but I will check that tomorrow. It is good to know that so many people across the country had such positive responses to the nurse-in, and I am glad for the ..er.. "exposure". LOL.
Is there a count at all of all the states and numbers of people who attended yet?