A football club in Argentina has created a special version of its home kit that allows mothers to breastfeed their babies while still showing their support for the team.
Racing Club de Avellaneda is based in the city of Avellaneda, within the Greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area, and plays in Argentina’s Primera División, where they currently sit in second place in the 2022 season.
On Friday, October 22, Racing Club posted a video to their Twitter account announcing a special version of their 2022 Kappa home kit — featuring light blue and white vertical stripes — designed specifically to allow mothers to breastfeed babies while wearing it. It features overlapping fabric on the chest that allows mothers to access their breasts.
The video talks about how breastfeeding in public is still not widely accepted, despite being a natural process, and how the club wants to support women who choose to breastfeed wherever they are. It also features interviews with women who are not only Racing Club supporters, but also mothers.
Racing Club has also chosen not to patent the design so that other clubs around the world can use it.
The jersey will available soon in Racing Club’s online store.