This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by The Slacker Mom and co-hosted by Happiness Redefined and me, The Gnome’s Mom. This week’s topic is “What is Breastfeeding Advocacy?“ Scroll down to see more posts or even better, link up and join the fun!
I have already written post that is absolutely perfect for this week! In it, I wrote:
I can not speak for all breastfeeding advocates, I can only speak for myself. It doesn’t matter to me whether you call it breastfeeding activism, lactivism, advocating for breastfeeding, supporting breastfeeding, or anything else. All that matters (to me) is that I feel very strongly about breastfeeding support. My goal in talking about breastfeeding is not to convince you to breastfeed.
My goals as a breastfeeding advocate are to inform women that breastfeeding is an option, to normalize breastfeeding in our society, to be someone who others can ask for help if they’re struggling with breastfeeding, and to inform as many people as possible that a baby’s right to eat whenever and wherever they are hungry is protected.
The way I advocate for breastfeeding is pretty simple:
I nurse my
Whenever and wherever he is hungry.
I am open about my struggles.
I am a firsthand example of how breastfeeding can be so difficult, but that it is possible to overcome challenges like insufficient glandular tissue and formula supplementation.
I support all women, no matter how they feed their babies.
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