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The United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) joins the U.S. Surgeon General in calling on employers, policymakers, health care and lactation support providers, families, the media, and the general public to shape an environment that protects, promotes, and supports breastfeeding. Your input is truly invaluable to this work, and in our role as the national breastfeeding coalition, we are thrilled to be able to interact with you.
USBC social media and online communities are intended to be fora for the exchange of information with and among our member and partner organizations and individual supporters in our work "to drive collaborative efforts for policy and practices that create a landscape of breastfeeding support across the United States." Therefore, the content that we share here should be related not only to breastfeeding, but specifically to advocacy and collaboration efforts that "help make breastfeeding easier."
- Unless otherwise noted, posted content is not written by doctors or other health care professionals. The information posted is in no way intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. If you are concerned about your health, or that of your child, please consult with your health care provider.
- Content is provided for informational and sharing purposes only. The posting or sharing of any link, article, or other content item should never be interpreted as endorsement of such item by the United States Breastfeeding Committee, unless specifically noted. USBC has a strict endorsement policy requiring a formal request and approval process. Any endorsements will be explicitly listed as such.
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- We ask that any promotional posts/links be sent to the Page administrators privately for approval. Please do NOT post advertising (of products or services) or links to your business. Advertisement posts made without prior permission may be deleted. Repeat posts in violation of this procedure may result in removal/blocking from the fora.
SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNITY GUIDELINES
The USBC’s focus as a coalition is on collaboration—our mission centers around connecting the many diverse entities working on breastfeeding in all sectors of society. This includes sharing information with member and partner organizations and individual supporters about "happenings" in the breastfeeding world. Recognizing that the USBC serves many constituencies with sometimes different and even conflicting needs, we realize that all users/fans/followers/subscribers and members of online communities will not always agree on all issues. Therefore, we ask that everyone interacting with the USBC's social media presence and online communities follow these guidelines with this spirit:
- The USBC welcomes and supports ALL breastfeeding people and families, regardless of racial or ethnic identity, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, educational background or socioeconomic status.
- This community is dedicated to taking action to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. This does not include shaming or blaming parents who need or choose to formula feed or supplement. Engage with the community in a way that is civil and promotes an overall feeling of safety, comfort, and support for everyone, and please remember that:
- Each of us comes with good intentions.
- Each of us is doing our best at this moment.
- Each of us has relevant skills and knowledge.
- Affirming one another builds a sense of community.
- No shaming, attacking or discounting will be tolerated.
Thank you for your support in making USBC social media and online communities safe places to exchange information!
Adapted from various community guidelines including, but not limited to, the USBC NBCC Community Norms, the Best for Babes Foundation, and KellyMom.com.