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 slogan for this year's World Breastfeeding Week is Foundation of Life.
From the WBW website:
In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mother.
With no additional burden on household income, breastfeeding is a low-income way of feeding babies and contributes to poverty reduction.
Here at home, World Breastfeeding Week brings the community together and offers breastfeeding mothers support and camaraderie. Find a Big Latch On event in your area to celebrate this week with other breastfeeding mamas!