Our Values

We honor Earth as our mother that gives of herself in order to provide nourishment and vitality. We believe that breast/chestfeeding, social justice, public and environmental health, and the relationship we have with the earth are all intrinsically connected. Human milk is an important natural resource that is continuously disregarded. Just like mother earth, Indigenous people are also exploited and disregarded. We believe that lactating individuals have a unique power through breast/chestfeeding to maintain health, life, and finite resources. In the colonized world of today, where racism, consumption of finite resources, and environmental degradation are reaching a breaking point, breast/chestfeeding and human milk is an unacknowledged resource that can offer solutions to our climate, public health, and sociopolitical crisis. We believe that breast/chestfeeding is an important part of a healthy ecosystem and that something as unnoticed as breast/chestfeeding can contribute to healthier communities, and a saner management of our earth’s resources. We recognize breast/chestfeeding as an important aspect of self-sustainability, Indigenous food sovereignty, and environmental and social justice. We value human milk as a sacred first food, and also recognize that breast/chestfeeding provides food security and combats poverty and many chronic health diseases.