As most of you already know I am a breastfeeding educator, advocate and mom! One of my greatest joys in life is supporting moms to successfully breastfeed their babies.
One thing I have learned in the last 22 years working with thousands
of moms, as a L&D Nurse, Nurse Midwife, Lactation Consultant and Educator....is that there are many ways to support and not one "right" way!
This is where judgment, negativity and drama can interfere with the ultimate goal of pure love and support. I have unfortunately experienced this as a professional and as a mom.
If you know me, you know that it has and always will be my mission to educate, inspire and empower new parents to make the most informed and healthiest choices for their family. When it comes to breastfeeding, this is especially important. There is not one way that works for every mom.
It is time for everyone in the breastfeeding community to come together and support those who support breastfeeding regardless of the way they do it!
Melinda Olson from Earth Mama Angel Baby has initiated a "Support with Integrity" Pledge and we support it 100%!!!
"The Support with Integrity Pledge came about to help focus all of us toward a very simple goal: To have
a healthy, happy mother and a well-fed baby"....Ultimately we support moms and babies to breastfeed regardless of how they choose to do it, and we also support and respect the people in the community who help moms breastfeed...period!
Click here to read and PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT....
.....Support with Integrity Pledge
"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."
Join me Tuesday January 3rd at 9pm EST on My Baby Experts Web TV Show as we celebrate the New Year with a NEW promise of love and support for each other :) I will be joined be some very special guests as we discuss this very important topic and initiative....