World Breastfeeding Week celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2012. This time it focuses on the progress that has been made on the implementation of the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding which was adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF ten years ago. Implementing the Global Strategy effectively is essential to increase breastfeeding rates: especially exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months, and to reach Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 (to reduce under five mortality by two thirds).Twenty years ago the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) launched the World Breastfeeding Week campaign to focus and facilitate actions to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Since then, each year, WBW has put the spotlight on various breastfeeding issues.
The WBW holds a Photo Contest, and the beautiful photos of the winners are up here.
Here are some of my favorites:
|Initiating breastfeeding during a C-section|
|Nursing while working!|