The Mommies Network Bottles sign now

The Mommies Network (www.themommiesnetwork.org) runs a network of online discussion forums that extend across the United States and into Canada. The focus of the Mommies Network is to connect local mothers through restricted, local online discussion forum communities.

The Mommies Network sites place an image beneath every username in every post to indicate how many posts a member has made. This image changes from time to time. One of the images in regular rotation is that of a baby's bottle. The more posts a member makes, the more bottles that appear under that member's name.

Whereas many mothers never make use of baby bottles;

Whereas many mothers feel that a row of baby bottles beneath her name is not appropriate;

Whereas there are many alternative icons to use instead of baby bottles;

Whereas breastfeeding is not represented by any of the images in regular rotation;

Whereas the images of baby bottles can be construed to be glamorizing of bottle-feeding and promoting a certain method of infant feeding;

Whereas using a bottle as a symbol of motherhood or babyhood reinforces the mistaken cultural idea that all babies need bottles;

Whereas mothers who wish to connect to other mothers in their community should not be made to feel uncomfortable by an unnecessarily controversial symbol being placed under their name;

THEREFORE, we, the undersigned, do petition The Mommies Network to remove the baby bottle from the rotation of images to appear under members' usernames.

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in, otherwise register an account for free then sign the petition filling the fields below.
Email and the password will be your account data, you will be able to sign other petitions after logging in.

Privacy in the search engines? You can use a nickname:

Attention, the email address you supply must be valid in order to validate the signature, otherwise it will be deleted.

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Shoutbox

Who signed this petition saw these petitions too:

Sign The Petition

Sign with Facebook
OR

If you already have an account please sign in

Comment

I confirm registration and I agree to Usage and Limitations of Services

I confirm that I have read the Privacy Policy

I agree to the Personal Data Processing

Goal reached !
50 / 50

Latest Signatures

  • 17 December 201550. Tina S
    I support this petition
  • 22 November 201549. Eric F
    no bottles! Current member of a Mommies Network site? No City, State two harbors mn
  • 10 October 201548. Belinda S
    I support this petition
  • 11 September 201547. Anja N
    I support this petition
  • 27 August 201546. Katie H
    My baby, who is nearly two, has never had a bottle! Current member of a Mommies Network site? No City, State Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • 04 August 201545. Julie B
    I support this petition
  • 21 June 201544. Alison R
    I support this petition
  • 02 June 201543. Colleen M
    Lets go in together and fund a billboard of a mother breastfeeding. That would get a few looks I'm certain. Current member of a Mommies Network site? No
  • 18 May 201542. Rene D
    I'm a mother of 3, and have yet to use a single bottle. Current member of a Mommies Network site? No City, State Wyoming
  • 06 May 201541. Joette W
    I support this petition
  • 15 March 201540. Cindy M
    I support this petition
  • 07 March 201539. Tonda K
    Sorry, out of my nine babies I only breast fed one. None of my children follow the norms when it comes to the negatives associated with bottle feeding. The one breastfed...has terrible allergies! Go figure. However, why would I want to be associated with
  • 13 February 201538. Patty A
    AM member, breastfeeding mother Current member of a Mommies Network site? No City, State Graham, NC
  • 21 January 201537. Gail Ballard
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 201536. Leigh F
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 201435. Maria P
    Bottles are NOT how I want to be represented.
  • 16 August 201434. Jenny H
    I support this petition
  • 12 July 201433. Molly Clements
    I support this petition
  • 29 May 201432. Nyree M
    I support this petition
  • 02 April 201431. Adrienne C
    I support this petition
  • 19 March 201430. Maya H
    Breast is best! Current member of a Mommies Network site? No
  • 05 January 201429. Gisela L
    I support this petition
  • 23 December 201328. Alicia V
    I am a member of Alamance Mommies (NC) where I have complained about this issue before. My husband and I created some alternative rank icons which I have seen in the rotation now. I have not seen the bottles on our site for several months now. :) Current
  • 20 December 201327. Jessica A
    I am personally offended by the bottles- I'm a breastfeeding momma who has never used bottles and would appreciate to see something else, or at least non-formula promoting! City, State Hampton, VA
  • 11 December 201326. Rebecca M
    I support this petition
  • 03 August 201325. Anna B
    I support this petition
  • 27 July 201324. Anne Hampton
    I support this petition

browse all the signatures

Information

Daniel TrevinoBy:
Business and CompaniesIn:
Petition target:
Mommies Network

Tags

No tags

Share

Invite friends from your address book

Embed Codes

direct link

link for html

link for forum without title

link for forum with title

Widgets