BREASTFEEDING. ANYWHERE, ANYTIME.
Allaiter Partout. Tout le temps.
More than a slogan, it is a right. The right of a mother to take total control of her body at home as well as in public spaces.
Blurred, fantasised, monetised in advertising windows, our bodies are a subject on which society often has something to say, even when it comes to feeding our children. But what we don't say, what we don't see as much, is what can still happen in France when a woman becomes a mother and chooses to breastfeed (in all its forms: exclusive, mixed, breast pumping...):
- A woman may come up against a lack of support, insecurity and loneliness.
- Discriminated against at work as soon as she is hired, when she announces her pregnancy or when she returns from maternity leave.
- Women can be struck by the violence of offensive words, looks that judge and sometimes gestures that hurt.
- In the street, on public transport, in the office, even within a family... Women can, at the same time, see their rights disappear and have them discussed by everyone.
As if breastfeeding were a choice to be made alone and assumed half-heartedly. As if it didn't deserve to be discussed, prepared, taught and supported.
Protecting the right to breastfeed does not mean criticising the bottle or criticising those who do not wish to breastfeed. On the contrary. Protecting breastfeeding is about protecting the choice.
Protecting the right of women to decide what to do with their own bodies.
Protecting women at all stages of their lives, whether they are going through motherhood or not.
From government to health professionals, employers, individuals and co-parents, supporting breastfeeding is everyone's responsibility, to banish the systematic sexualisation of the female body and to normalise and protect this natural act.
Every day of the year, Tajinebanane is committed to informing, protecting and helping all women, especially those who choose to breastfeed for as long as there is a need to do so
To sign this manifesto is to recognise that breastfeeding anywhere, anytime is much more than a slogan. It is a right and it still deserves to be defended in 2022.
They've already signed up:
Alison (@cloudiies) & Marvin Cavaille, co-founders of Tajinebanane as well as the whole team
Amélie Challéat, influencer, creator of The Very Good Mother and founder of Allez L'Amour (@ameliechalleat)
Anna Roy, midwife and author (@annaroy75)
Benjamin Muller, Journalist at the Maison des Maternelles and producer (@benjamin_muller__)
Carole Hervé, IBCLC certified lactation consultant and author (@carole.questiondallaitement)
Cédric Rostein, founder of the podcast @papatriarcat
Charline Gayault, midwife and content creator (@charline.sagefemme)
Clémentine Galey, founder of the podcast @bliss.stories and author
Clémentine Sarlat, journalist and producer of the podcast @lamastrescence
Dominique Leyronnas, neonatalogist pediatrician and vice-president of Cofam (French Coordination for Breastfeeding)
Elise Goldfarb, entrepreneur and co-founder of the Coming Out podcast (@elisegoldfarb)
Elsa Wolinski, journalist and writer (@wolinskiki)
Ely Killeuse, content creator and author (@ely_killeuse)
Fiona Schimidt, Journalist (@fiona.n.schmidt)
Josepha Raphard, director and founder of the Loma Club (@josepha_raphard)
Jean Andre, cartoonist (@bonjourtattooclub)
Julie Longy, IBCLC certified lactation consultant (@julie.longy.ibclc)
Juliette Katz, singer, youtuber and author (@coucoulesgirls)
Juliette Mallet, illustrator and designer (@coucousuzette)
Laura Calu, humorist and actrice (@laura_calu)
Laura Tenoudji, journalist (@lauratenoudji)
Laure Manaudou, Olympic swimming champion (@lauremanaudouoff)
Louane, actress and singer (@watchoutforthetornado)
Louise Chabat, actress, influencer and therapist (@louisechabat)
Marion Gruber, content creator, entrepreneur and author (@fringeandfrange)
Marion Seclin, actress and screenwriter (@marionseclin)
Sophie Trem, author and founder of The Good Mood Class (@theotherartofliving)
Stomy Bugsy, artist (@stomybugsyofficial)
Shy'm, artist (@instashym)
Tristan Champion, blogger behind the site @barbapapa.blog and author