World Breastfeeding Week
Breastfeeding benefits mothers and babies all over the world, no matter their location or financial situation. When mothers in low-income areas breastfeed, they can contribute to the reduction of poverty in their communities and provide their children with a healthy start to life. That’s why this year’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week is “Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life.”
World Breastfeeding Week occurs annually from August 1 to 7. It’s organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and has four main objectives:
- Inform people about the links between good nutrition, food security, poverty reduction and breastfeeding
- Anchor breastfeeding as the foundation of life
- Engage with individuals and organizations for greater impact
- Galvanize action to advance breastfeeding as a part of good nutrition, food security and poverty reduction
Breastfeeding is a major component of babies’ growth and development, and through the awareness and knowledge spread during World Breastfeeding Week, more children across the globe can receive the nutrition they need.
For more information about World Breastfeeding Week, click here.