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What milk banking slogans would you like on baby tees/cloth bags etc?

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organiccarrotcake Thu 29-Sep-11 14:30:50

Ahhh, milk banking again grin

I'm researching products to sell on the shiny new UKAMB website which is being developed by the oh-so-lovely MN volunteer threefeethighandrising

I'm thinking about baby (and maybe mum?) tees, cloth bags, stickers or fridge magnets, promoting milk banking but with amusing slogans, along the lines of, say, the Lactivist style.

What would you like to see? What would you buy? What slogans would be attractive to you?

Mollcat Thu 29-Sep-11 18:17:06

Please not the one about formula fed babies being suckers. I think it upsets people unnecessarily (it makes me rage and want to sit the person down who thought it up and bore the arse off them with our BFing history in minute detail until they wish they'd never done it).

More likely to buy a cloth bag than a T-shirt unless the T-shirt is genuinely amusing and not smug-sounding.

crikeybadger Thu 29-Sep-11 19:06:09

Agree with Mollcat that some of those slogans are a bit smug and I tend not to buy things with slogans on them anyway.

I think it's gonna be hard to come up with something amusing that is related to milk banking tbh. I was trying to come up with a few ideas on the school run this afternoon and didn't get very far (but them I'm not a marketing person), but these were my initial thoughts....

- Express your love
- something along the lines of a milkman and leaving a note out for one extra pint. (obv needs further exploration)
- trying to link the idea of banking (in the financial sense)with donated milk being like gold ?

Personally I like the Every Drop Counts slogan that they use already.

One other thing that I might buy is an insulated mug - they are always good for bfing mothers and make good presents.

beckieperk Thu 29-Sep-11 20:08:33

Latch onto milk banking?!
Bank what's not drank?! (!!) ha.
Unused milk.....precious like silk?!
Mother natures nectar...donate to milk collector?!
Milk left in the booby tank.....bring to the bank?!
Clearly not very good at this....but some ideas. Good luck. wink

beckieperk Thu 29-Sep-11 20:10:29

Ps I don't think I'd wear a tshirt with any of my suggestions on by the way!! Ha. smile

organiccarrotcake Fri 30-Sep-11 18:38:32

grin @ everyone - thank you for feedback!! Some fabulous suggestions!!

I do agree about the formula-suckers one, completely. I hate it and it really undermines BFing promotion. I have a few Lactivist tees for DS but things like the baby care one which I really like.

I wasn't wanting anything controversial so maybe Lactivist was a bad example. But I do want something that will get people thinking "oh - milk banking - never thought of that".

I was thinking of a baby tee that was sort of a "I share my mummy's milk to save premature babies" somehow condensed into 3 words hmm.

Would anyone consider buying a tee with the milk banking logo on (Every Drop Counts?). Seems a bit dull TBH. What if we worked with a supplier of nursing tops. If you were in the market for a nursing top, would you buy one that donated some money to UKAMB over another type, or would it entirely be down to style/price?

Or would cloth bags just be a better idea? Maybe with the Every Drop Counts logo on one side and something banal like "I Support Breastmilk Banking" or maybe more specific like "Donor Breastmilk Saves Babies' Lives".

I'd want (personally) cloth bags to be fairtrade and organic. Am I in the minority here?

organiccarrotcake Fri 30-Sep-11 18:49:42

Another question - how much would you pay for a cloth bag?

Avenged Fri 30-Sep-11 22:19:43

I Share Mummy's Milk.
Sharing is Great, Please Donate.
Preemies Need YOU!!!

organiccarrotcake Sat 01-Oct-11 19:01:06

Nice!

Notanexcitingname Sat 01-Oct-11 22:28:08

I would buy a nursing top with a slogan, and which gave to UKAMB. If I was buying a cloth bag I'd want it to be fairtrade and organic, but tbh, I'd probably not buy one, as I've at least six kicking around the house which I've been given (and which never seem to be in my handbag when I need them)

I like the nursing top idea. I'd buy one anyway.

gapants Sat 01-Oct-11 22:38:20

i would buy and use a sloganised-
baby grow/vest
cloth bag- fair trade and organic appeal but not a requirement
fridge magnet

Would not be caught dead in a slogan anything clothing wise as an adult.

Never bought BF specific clothes, except for front opening nighties, so would be happy if there was a built-in donation on the cost of one of those.

Breast Milk Donator? It's no brainer
I Care to share (with some sort of picture?)
Every Drop Counts

Sorry not very good at this!

gapants Sat 01-Oct-11 22:38:54

Cloth bag- £5-10

moonstorm Sat 01-Oct-11 22:55:27

I would never buy/ wear slogans...I would rather have something like:

Donate breast milk for premature babies
<phone number>
<website>

But that's probably boring!

Grumpla Sat 01-Oct-11 23:01:47

Caring = Sharing

organiccarrotcake Fri 07-Oct-11 23:15:35

www.cafepress.com/thelactivist/971657

Not too sure myself but thought I would share for feedback grin

Thanks for the latest suggestions!

While we're at it, if you were a member of UKAMB (you can join here BTW www.ukamb.org/support_membership.html grin) what would you expect? Newsletter how often? With what in it? Email or printed? What else?

sayjay Sat 08-Oct-11 20:48:14

My milk saves lives

I wouldn't wear a logo'd tshirt either - maybe a baby tshirt

My mummy's milk saves lives

DH suggests "squeeze it n freeze it" hmm

crikeybadger Sat 08-Oct-11 21:03:54

I quite like most of those slogans you've linked to, but am not too keen on the breast intentions one.

I had a look at the Tommy's website and they have some good fundraising ideas. I thought the one about getting a company to become the charity's sponsor for a year was a good one. It's here.

Re. UKAMB membership, I guess I would expect a quarterly newsletter, probably a printed one. Not sure what would go in it though- latest news, some specialist articles, some human interest stuff- perhaps an interview with a milk recipient?

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