People Confused about giant breast balloons on April Fools’ Day London
LONDON – Last Sunday, four giant inflatable balloons were displayed on rooftops as part of UK’s Mothering Sunday Celebration although its April Fools’ day. This was in a bid to promote breastfeeding and pumping in public. This act has sparked online reactions as it wasn’t taken as a joke worldwide.
The breastfeeding and public pumping campaign was launched by Elvie and tagged #FreetheFeed. Elvie is a smart technology company for women and claimed the campaign is aimed at making women feel comfortable and confident while nursing their child anytime, anywhere.
According to Elvie’s CEO, Tania Boler, they were expecting the reactions towards the inflatable breasts but still went ahead to ensure no one sees nursing mothers who breastfeed or pump as fools.
Recently, a lot of headlines have encouraged women to cover up while nursing in public. Statistic results from a survey conducted by law firm Slater and Gordon have shown about 33% of nursing mothers can only pump in the restroom while at work while about 50% of nursing mothers in a five year study time could only pump in staff rooms, at their desk or even in the car. This is a massive pointer towards the absence of workplace support for nursing mothers.
Because of this difficulty nursing mothers face, about 33% of surveyed women reported having anxiety, milk supply issues, and infections. And because of these problems and others, up to 30% of women stop breastfeeding earlier than they would have preferred.
According to the United Kingdom’s employment law, firms are expected to provide a resting place for nursing mothers although the law doesn’t include having paid breaks for breastfeeding or pumping milk.
The #FreetheFeed campaign’s inflatables appeared at four points namely Tanja’s roof in London East, Ely’s Yard in Brick Lane, Neutral on Colombia Road and Huntingdon Estate, Shoreditch.
The campaign organizers sincerely hope the campaign will spark positive reactions towards breastfeeding and public pumping.
Top Road Trip Destinations in Canada
Did you know that 1.93 million Americans traveled to Canada in 2020? That number was down year-over-year due to COVID-related travel restrictions.
While some Americans visit the Great White North via plane, others prefer road trips. It can be fun to plan an itinerary, book a hotel, pack the luggage, load your family into the car, and head to the border. But if a road trip to Canada is in the plans for you and yours this summer, what Canadian destinations are worth the potentially thousands of miles of driving? Keep reading to learn about the top road trip destinations in Canada.
Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan
Grasslands National Park is one of Canada’s 44 national parks and park reserves. Whether you’re an earlier bird or a night owl, the national park in Southern Saskatchewan provides an ideal prairie landscape. It’s the perfect place to unwind, immerse yourself in nature, and recalibrate your life.
Enjoy the great outdoors on a campsite, or take part in hiking adventures by exploring trails. The solitude and breathtaking beauty of this national park will leave you in awe. Make time for the Ecotour Scenic Drive. It’s about 20 km (around 12.5 miles) long and will take one to three hours to complete depending on your pace.
Toronto to Stratford, Ontario
If there’s one Canadian city most Americans have heard of, it’s Toronto. Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is the fourth largest city on the continent. It’s also home to the only authentic castle in North America. Casa Loma, located in midtown Toronto, is worth the visit. So, too, is the CN Tower, which is the biggest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The city also has citizens representing 200+ ethnic groups.
While there’s plenty to see and do in Toronto, why stop there? It’s a good idea to include a Toronto-to-Stratford excursion while on your road trip to Canada. You must travel 150 km (about 93 miles ) west to get to Stratford. You’ll see Victorian architecture and get to take in the live theater. Most Americans probably haven’t heard of Stratford before. But when you come for a visit, there’s a good possibility you won’t ever forget it.
North Cape Coastal Drive, Prince Edward Island
If you haven’t ever taken a road trip to Prince Edward Island, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s Canada’s smallest province, but it sure offers a boatload of fun. Are you a foodie or do you like to indulge in the local cuisine when traveling? Check out the western peninsula. You can delight your tastebuds with the range of food available.
Make time to visit the Canadian Potato Museum in the province. After taking in the sites and attractions at the museum, enjoy a meal at the onsite PEI Potato Country Kitchen. The menu has items like the chili topped baked potato, which features a baked potato, homemade chili, and cheese. Meanwhile, the pulled pork potato features a baked potato topped with pulled pork, cheese, and sour cream on the side. That’s just a sampling, and all baked potato dishes are served with fresh-cut, homemade chips.
If you’re intersted in a U.S. to Canada road trip this year, the options above will give you some ideas. The sky’s the limit since there’s so much to see and do.
You’ll want to ensure your vehicle is in good working order to avoid breakdowns. You’ll also want to stay alert on the road since you’ll be traveling a lot of miles and spending hours behind the wheel of your car.
If you get into an accident, you must know what to do. In addition to reporting the accident, calling your insurer, and possibly even booking a rental car to complete your road trip, you’ll want to contact a personal injury lawyer if anyone is injured.
No one wants to consider accidents or injuries when on a road trip. But it’s best to hope for the best while being prepared for the worst. You’ll enjoy the journey and the destination a lot more when you’ve done everything possible to prepare for any possible issues.
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