World Breastfeeding Week

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

Real Women’s Experiences of Breastfeeding

To mark World Breastfeeding Week, led by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, we asked women around the world to tell us a little bit about their experience of breastfeeding. We asked them about the partnerships they’d had that mattered most to them, as well as

World Breastfeeding Week 2017 – Sustaining Breastfeeding Together

“Breastfeeding for me was synonymous to giving life” – Felogene, mother, Kenya Breastfeeding is a core part of many new mothers’ lives, and it is an experience that is different for everyone. Yet the benefits of breastfeeding are universal and the barriers to breastfeeding are

It Takes Team Work

The theme for the 2017 World Breastfeeding Week, “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”, says it all: breastfeeding is a joint effort, involving a variety of actors whose collaboration is required to give mother and baby optimal conditions and maximum chances for a successful breastfeeding journey. While breastfeeding

Sustaining Breastfeeding When Working

Advancements such as improved legislation on parental leave and nursing care, allocation of nursing rooms, breastfeeding breaks and institutional mechanisms for redressing grievances in the workplace are recognising breastfeeding as a woman’s right, but there remains a lot of ground to cover.

Sustaining Breastfeeding for our Environment

The health of our planet is affected by the way babies are fed. We know that breastfeeding has overwhelmingly positive impacts on both mother and child – with long-term health effects that last a lifetime. Yet, safeguarding women’s and children’s right to breastfeeding and providing

Breastfeeding for Survival, Health & Wellbeing

Support for breastfeeding mothers is essential. In the light of the overwhelming evidence on the positive impact of breastfeeding on survival, health and well-being, coordinated global action is urgently needed.

Breastfeeding for Nutrition, Food Security & Poverty Reduction

Breastfeeding is a vital part of sustainable development. It has the potential to end malnutrition, ensure food security and contribute to poverty reduction. World Breastfeeding Week takes place from 1 – 7 August 2017 and will focus on the need to work together to sustain breastfeeding.

6 Things I’ve Learned About Breastfeeding

I would still consider myself a breastfeeding novice. My daughter was born 8 months ago and we have been on an incredible journey as she has grown from a newborn into a little girl who is exploring the world on her hands and knees –

The Best and Worst of Breastfeeding

Nursing my now 10-month old son is one of the most beautiful, but also one of the hardest and most challenging things I’ve ever done. I always knew I wanted to nurse my baby. Before giving birth to him in last September, I had prepared

Chewed Rice, not Exclusive Breastfeeding in Laos

In villages in southern Laos, breastfeeding mothers are as ubiquitous as thatched roofs and playing children. In my time among villagers, I have never seen a breastfeeding mother cover up or go inside to continue feeding. Breastfeeding stigma seems non-existent. On front stoops and in

It Takes a Village to Breastfeed a Child

Originally published on Huffington Post. 1-7 August marks World Breastfeeding Week, this year celebrated under the slogan of “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – For Life!” Those of us who are pregnant or have children have most likely heard the phrase “breast is best”, and many of

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