PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Tuesday is a big day for something known as the “The Milk Truck.”
Pittsburgh City Councilman Patrick Dowd will present the creator of the mobile breastfeeding station with a proclamation declaring it as “The Milk Truck Day” in the city.
Jill Miller, an artist and instructor at CMU, said the truck will be ready in time for an exhibit at the Andy Warhol Museum, which begins this Saturday.
The idea behind the truck is that nursing mothers who are made to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about breastfeeding at certain establishments, can call The Milk Truck for support.
The truck will swoop in and set up in front the place.
It’s an old ice cream-style truck with a giant breast on the roof.
It’s meant to shame the business that shamed the woman.
Now, Miller said she’s getting calls from businesses and events that are supportive of nursing mothers who want the truck to come park at their places.
Some of those calls have been from places in Pittsburgh, but she’s also gotten requests from Arizona, and even Scotland.
She said part of their goal is to start a conversation about women’s rights to nurse.
They hope to respond to women in need of support in a 50-mile radius of Pittsburgh.
They’re also still raising money to pay for gas in the truck.
If you want to contact the group behind the truck, their website is www.themilktruck.org.