Women who choose to breastfeed deserve unified support from other breastfeeding mamas, organizations, professionals and helpful friends. The ultimate goal is to have a happy, healthy mama and a happy, healthy — well-fed — baby.
Take the pledge to agree to stand together for breastfeeding success and to support all mamas who desire to breastfeed, no matter what technique, position, frequency, equipment, duration or organization she chooses.
The Support with Integrity Pledge
I PLEDGE to use my energy to help defuse dogmatic battles about what technique, position, frequency, equipment, duration or organization a woman chooses for breastfeeding. I affirm that my time is best spent directing my positive, encouraging support toward helping mamas successfully breastfeed.
I PLEDGE to keep my ego in check, while treating other breastfeeding boosters, lactation facilitators, breastfeeding organizations, and mothers respectfully, knowing that we’re all working toward the common goal of providing breast milk for babies. I also welcome respectful disagreement with my own opinions and accept that disruptive disagreement is counter to the goal of helping mamas feed their babies.
I PLEDGE to agree that there are many right ways to breastfeed a baby. A breastfeeding mother should not feel pressure or judgment to perform a specific way. There isn’t a “wrong way” as long as the breast milk is flowin’ and the baby is growin’.
By displaying the Support with Integrity badge and signing the pledge, I agree to hold hands and help mamas get what they need to make breastfeeding work for them, no matter how they choose to do it. If a mama and baby are making it work, I’ll stand and cheer them on from the sidelines.
Caveat: This is not a place to judge those who choose not to or cannot breastfeed. This is a pledge to be supportive of all those who choose to support breastfeeding.
|Name:||Organization / Location:||Entry Date|
|Michelle De Leon||Altura Centers for Health, Tulare CA||November 2, 2015 at 9:25 am|
|Lori Gibson||Moonlight Birth||November 1, 2015 at 7:57 am|
|Holly Gibson||Keene, NH||October 16, 2015 at 10:29 am|
|Sarah Cowherd||www.sagemamadoula.com||September 25, 2015 at 3:03 pm|
|Jolande Brom||Verlk praktijk de Toekomst/ Belgium||September 17, 2015 at 7:50 am|
|Kelly||Detroit, MI||August 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm|
|Sierra Gerdes||Sierra Gerdes Fitness/Wilsonville, OR||August 19, 2015 at 7:04 am|
|Kaci Godbehere||Massillon, OH||August 11, 2015 at 10:21 am|
|Chelsea Horton||Chickamauaga, Georgia||August 11, 2015 at 8:20 am|
|Bianca Sump||Chattanooga TN||August 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm|