Janet Lewis, ICM, on Breastfeeding Education and Partnerships

Janet Lewis is Technical Midwife Advisor at the International Confederation of Midwives. She shares why it is important to invest in breastfeeding education for midwives and how partnerships matter to Sustainable breastfeeding together.

Janet Lewis, ICM, on Why Midwives Matter for Breastfeeding

Janet Lewis is the Technical Midwife Advisor at the International Confederation of Midwives.

Clifton Kenon on Sustaining Breastfeeding Together

Dr. Clifton Kenon, USAID, talks about how we can sustain breastfeeding together and sends us a message during World Breastfeeding Week 2017.

Amal Omer-Salim on her Breastfeeding Journey and Partnerships

Amal Omer-Salim is the Co-Executive Director of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, the initiators of World Breastfeeding Week - which theme for 2017 is Sustaining Breastfeeding Together. Find out more on worldbreastfeedingweek.org and follow using #WBW2017.

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