Guest Post: How Breastfeeding Could Help Fight Hunger, Poverty, Other Global Issues

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World Breastfeeding Week kicked off a month of recognition and celebration.

Throughout the month of August, we have featured stories about breastfeeding from our community and around the world in celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Month. The Huffington Post shone a light on breastfeeding as well with a great article from Impact Editor Eleanor Goldberg. Take a look at her article about breastfeeding and its role in global issues.

It will cost between $3.3 trillion and $4.5 trillion a year to end hunger, eliminate poverty and achieve 15 other ambitious goals the U.N. hopes to reach by 2030.

But getting help meeting the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals could come from an overlooked resource ― breastfeeding.

World Breastfeeding Week, which ended on Sunday, committed this year’s efforts to demonstrating how the practice may help contribute to achieving the SDGs by improving the health and wellbeing of women and children, and in turn, society at large.

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