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 breastfeeding and employment/work. It will showcase the impact of paid leave, workplace support and emerging parenting norms on breastfeeding through the lens of parents themselves, as per the WBW website
More than half a billion working women lack basic maternity provisions; and many more find themselves without support when they return to work.