What's new

By:  Sara Scharnitzky

July 26 2017

World Breastfeeding Week 2017

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together


The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) started World Breastfeeding Week 25 years ago.  It is held worldwide each year from August 1-7th.  This year’s theme is ‘sustaining breastfeeding together’.



In September 2015, world leaders committed to 17 goals aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity.  These became the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and WABA has linked these goals to breastfeeding.


From the World Breastfeeding Week website:
#WBW2017 will call on advocates and activists, decision-makers and celebrants to forge new and purposeful partnerships. Together, let’s attract political support, media attention, participation of young people and widen our pool of celebrants and supporters. 


Only then can we campaign for a generation and commit to achieving the SDGs by 2030.

Knowing that breastfeeding can impact these goals is very impressive! We are a very important part of this fundamental movement to make our world a better place.  If you want to know more on the World Breastfeeding Week's goals, you can visit the website.



August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Sometimes it seems silly to bring ‘awareness’ to something that is so natural and instinctual, but I see the necessity. I see it everyday that a new mom feels embarrassed or ashamed to be nourishing her child with her body. Everyday that a mother is told her child doesn’t need to nurse anymore. Everyday that a mother is given non-scientific, misleading advice from a medical professional. Breastfeeding must be supported and celebrated! It is truly a beautiful thing.


How will you be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week?



 

The post World Breastfeeding Week 2017 appeared first on Breastfeeding apparel blog.

comments (0)

Leave a Comment

Recent Articles

  • July 26 2017
    Maternity Essentials now 40% off!

    Maternity Essentials We have an affordable collection of classic styles that are must haves for the mama-to-be.  Right now they are 40% off!!  Our super soft, silky...

  • July 26 2017
    Feeling Grateful - Small Business Saturday

    Every year, Black Friday Sales get bigger and bigger and we do our best to join in the fun and compete with the big box...

  • July 26 2017
    Holiday Dresses! Breastfeed in style this season!

    Breastfeeding and fashion have not always paired well together.  When starting Momzelle, we talked to many mamas that found themselves nursing in a toilet stall...

tags

SEE MORE SEE LESS

Get 15% off your first order!

Join our mailing list to receive exclusive offers and get 15% off your first order!

Get 15% off your first order!

Join our mailing list to receive exclusive offers and get 15% off your first order!