Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy World Breastfeeding Week 2012!

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:

Nursing twins

Initiating breastfeeding during a C-section

Nursing while working!

1 comment:

  1. Hey there! Lovely blog :) Thanks for sharing so much great info!

    I wanted to comment on the first breastfeeding photo, above. She is actually a friend of mine, and not nursing twins. She's tandem nursing her newborn and her toddler :)
    I know it doesn't matter, but thought I would let you know!


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