I was at a recent Parent and Child exhibition, and there was a breastfeeding support group there also with a stand. They are not a retailer like me, they are support. And boy, they do a great job and are a fabulous life-line for alot of women in our country. So THUMBS UP for them.
But someone really needs to tell them that the posters they use are NOT appealing.
This was a huge huge poster, the size of the wall. I walked past it, and it made me feel squeamish.
I think the poster is the "first feed" with a newborn baby, but the sight of that huge dark nipple, a screaming baby with open mouth, oooh it just makes me feel yuck and glad that its not me. It doesnt make breastfeeding feel appealing at all to me. In fact, i think this poster would make people turn away from it.
I am sure posters like this would be having a negative impact on their advertising. And like it must have had a negative impact on how many people visited their stand and chatted to them. If I was visitng the show, i might have gone to their stand for a chat and information (if i wasnt involved with breastmates) but I doubt that my husband would have come too. He would have run a mile.
So perhaps I should offer to sell my breastfeeding photo to this support group......
just for the record my photo is a high quality print image, i've just done this to the quality for the blog so that noone steals the image without asking me.