Nursing Mothers Print Page
A plaque commemorates 35 years of Nursing Mothers.
Established in 1964 by Mary Paton and five of her friends - Jan Barry, Glenise Francis, Pat Paterson, Pauline Pick and Sue Woods, with the idea of breast feeding mothers supporting each other. The association commenced at a time when censorship restrictions would not allow words such as `breast`, `pregnant` or `nipple` in public print or on the airwaves.
The Postmaster General`s Department would not allow the word `breastfeeding` to be printed in the telephone directory. The name Nursing Mothers` Association was decided upon as it combined the ideas of breastfeeding and nurturing.
|Address:||D`Aguilar Highway & Barr Smith Street, Yarraman, 4614|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.842264|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1964|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1999|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||August-1999|
Celebrating 35 Years Of Nursing Mothers
Presented By Yarraman Nursing Mothers Group