Hey you! Yes, you! Are you looking to step up for breastfeeding, but not sure where to start? Keep reading and we’ll have you supporting breastfeeding parents in no time!
When you see someone breastfeeding, smile at them and say something positive. It can take a lot of courage to breastfeed in public. Offering positive words of affirmation is a great way to show your support.
If you’re able, offer support/assistance to people that you know are breastfeeding. Offering to run an errand, provide some snacks or a meal, or help with a household task are all small actions that can go a long way to a breastfeeding parent!
If you have children, encourage conversation about breastfeeding and explain how breastfeeding supports a baby's health.
Finally, you can help by encouraging public spaces to display the Universal Breastfeeding Symbol.
This list is not exhaustive, but a means to get you started.