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Support the Mammas

Posted by on January 27, 2012

This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by The Slacker Mom and co-hosted by Happiness Redefined and The Gnome’s Mom.

Today’s topic for the Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Support with Integrity

Support with Integrity

I took the pledge to Support With Integrity!

Support is so very VERY important when it comes to breastfeeding!!!!!!

Personally, I have had lots of support from family and friends.  I can say that most of it falls under the category of “Support with Integrity.”  We have had our fill of challenges and I often questioned if I could make it one more day, week, or month.  The biggest support I got was from those who simply CHEERED me on when things weren’t going the “right” way.  You can read about our pump & dump experience here.

I still remember a few supportive comments that made me feel WONDERFUL.   I also remember the ones that made me feel terrible.

I don’t care if your goal is 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months, or 2 years I will CHEER you on and keep my own ego in check!

 

This is the pledge I have taken.  If you agree go SIGN THE 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.

 

To make our nursing relationship work my son and I had to find our OWN WAY!  We are 7 months and still going strong!

Do you support with integrity?  Do you have any memorable supportive comments?

Interested in the Breastfeeding Blog Hop?  Add your link and join in!

3 Responses to Support the Mammas

  1. Suzanne

    I’ll go first on the supportive comment…… After bragging about my newborn being back up to birth weight a friend messaged me and said “that’s some good milk momma!” What a simply perfect comment! :)

  2. Jenny K

    I signed the pledge, too! Unfortunately, I never really had any one cheering me on…except my LC and my hubby. But that’s all it took to keep me going when things were rough!