World Breastfeeding Week 2022

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  The aim is to promote community and professional support for new mothers.  The month kicks off with World Breastfeeding Week, August 1st-7th. 

 The theme for this year's World Breastfeeding Week is Step Up for Breastfeeding; Educate and Support


The theme is aligned with thematic area 1 of the WBW-SDG 2030 campaign which highlights the links between breastfeeding and survival, health and wellbeing of women, children and nations.

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) created World Breastfeeding Week to celebrate, promote and protect breastfeeding worldwide.

From the World Breastfeeding Week website: 
"#WBW2022 will focus on strengthening the capacity of actors that have to protect, promote and support breastfeeding across different levels of society. These actors make up the warm chain of support for breastfeeding. Target audiences including governments, health systems, workplaces and communities will be informed, educated and empowered to strengthen their capacity to provide and sustain breastfeeding-friendly environments for families in the post pandemic world."

Learn more about this wonderful initiative here: 

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