Breastfeeding is a universal solution that levels the playing field, giving everyone a fair start in life. It improves the health, wellbeing and survival of women and children around the world. This World Breastfeeding Week Milkful wants to join hands to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the Foundation of Life!
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2018 and is organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). WABA is a global network of individuals and organizations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
World Breastfeeding Week provides invaluable resources explaining how breastmilk makes a global impact on health, poverty and nutrition. This resources gives a strong overview on the importance of breastfeeding.
Normalizing and advocating breastfeeding can be as simple as sharing a post about your breastfeeding journey. Share a photo with your little one (breastfeeding or not!) and inform other people about the importance of breastfeeding. Use these hashtags to join in on this global conversation!
#WBW2018 #WABA #FoundationOfLife #breastfeeding #SDGs #worldbreastfeedingweek2018
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