Moon Afrykan Aku was boarding a SMART bus in 2011 when the driver noticed she had something on her chest and stopped her.
Aku was breastfeeding. The driver refused to let her board and called the police.
“What happened afterward is what made me become a breastfeeding advocate,” Aku, a mom of three, says.
“My way of fighting back was educating more people. If people saw breastfeeding more, maybe we wouldn’t get so much strife.”
So, in October 2019, Detroit-based Aku released Breastfeeding Trivia Card Game Volume 1: Fun Facts – all with the goal of educating mothers, families and everyone else on the actual science and practice of breastfeeding.
“I wanted to find a fun way for mothers and families to learn more about breastfeeding to make it more successful,” she says.
Playing the game
The 52-card pack features questions and answers set up to be played competitively. The game has been a hit for baby showers and as presents for expectant mothers from doulas and birth coaches, Aku says.
She also included a bonus round based on a riff of “Never Have I Ever” in case of a tie: “The card will say like, ‘Never have I dropped food on my child’s head while breastfeeding,’ and you get one point for everything you’ve never done.” Aku admits, “I wouldn’t get any points!”
Breastfeeding Trivia Card Game Volume 1: Fun Facts is for all ages, but younger kids might require reading help. The game retails for $24.97 and is available at icvshop.com.
Try out some trivia
Do you have all the answers when it comes to breastfeeding? Challenge yourself by seeing if you can answer these three trivia questions.
1. How many times should a newborn breastfeed in a 24-hour period?
2. A woman typically produces the same amount of milk from each of her breasts.
3. What is the No. 1 ingredient in breast milk?
C. Proteins (whey/casein)
Scroll down for the answers!
Answers: 1. A, 2. B, 3. D