Boobs are trending in a big way this summer; and we’re not talking about the underboob flashing in cropped tops. In addition to all the breastfeeding mamas that are out there nursing in public (yay!), we’re also seeing images of boobs on everything -- t-shirts, rugs, mugs and more. That’s right, boob prints are hot and a cheeky reflection of the positive body movement, bringing the female body to the forefront of the conversation and celebrating it instead of making it taboo; and we are loving it!
As the founder of the Pumpspotting app, which connects pumping moms and encourages them to rally together, post photos online, and speak about the challenges and realities of nursing, Amy VanHaren has become a sort of de facto expert in boob art. And this Spring, she put that expertise to use. Before embarking on a coast-to-coast boob bus tour, she decorated a 40-foot RV called the Breast Express in all the boob swag she could get her hands on. The Breast Express, which is set to travel to 28 cities from NYC to San Francisco, opens its doors to breastfeeding (and non-breastfeeding!) mamas to nurse and talk all things milk and motherhood.
“We created a welcoming, roving space to allow mothers to find what they need, whether that’s a comfy seat to nurse, an honest conversation with another brand new mom, advice from a lactation consultant, or just someone to say ‘you’ve got this,’” VanHaren says.
“Beautiful things happen when breastfeeding women come together,” VanHaren says. “You are not alone. No matter what your journey looks like, know that you are strong, you are surrounded by women who have been there, and we are cheering you on and ready to support.”
Part of the Breast Express’ charm comes from its tata-tastic interior. Comfortable seating arrangements, a Find Your Flow Station featuring four different pumps, a diaper changing dump ground, and a full size fridge for storing milk are only a few of the RV’s many amenities. The real standout, however, is its breast decor. “We ask everyone who comes on board to add their boob art to our wall,” VanHaren notes. Even funky tittie towels and perky, pink pillows shout #pumppower. “The bowl of boob stress balls in the sink is a big hit,” VanHaren exclaims.
Ready to let The Girls adorn your home or office space? Here are 10 of VanHaren’s favorite boob art in support of breastfeeding mamas everywhere: