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|
|Lindsay Erickson||Columbia County Breastfeeding Support Group||April 5, 2016 at 10:29 pm|
|BethAnn Hoffman||Sumter SC||February 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm|
|Brenda Dalton||Lactation Resourse Center/Shreveport LA||February 15, 2016 at 6:02 am|
|Heidi Ronquillo||Purple Lotus Spiritual Healing||February 10, 2016 at 11:05 am|
|Garcia Cristina||Georgia||January 25, 2016 at 8:29 pm|
|Garcia Cristina||Breastfeeding Peer Counselor CLC||January 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm|
|Sarah hopkins||Fort drum ny||January 18, 2016 at 4:53 pm|
|Brittany Greathouse||Gaffney South Carolina||January 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm|
|Mariah Berkheimer||Virginia||January 18, 2016 at 1:13 pm|
|Alexandria Gonzales-Schroeder||Lansing, Michigan||December 10, 2015 at 5:37 pm|