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World Breastfeeding Week 2020

August 1, 2020 - August 7, 2020

World Breastfeeding Week 2020

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”.
World Breastfeeding Week 2020
In line with this theme, WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counseling, a critical component of breastfeeding support.

Breastfeeding provides every child with the best possible start in life. It delivers health, nutritional and emotional benefits to both children and mothers. And it forms part of a sustainable food system. But while breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always easy. Mothers need support – both to get started and to sustain breastfeeding.

Skilled counseling services can ensure that mothers and families receive this support, along with the information, the advice, and the reassurance they need to nourish their babies optimally. Breastfeeding counseling can help mothers to build confidence while respecting their individual circumstances and choices. Counseling can empower women to overcome challenges and prevent feeding and care practices that may interfere with optimal breastfeeding, such as the provision of unnecessary liquids, foods, and breastmilk substitutes to infants and young children.

More at: https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/31-07-2020-world-breastfeeding-week-2020-message


August 1, 2020
August 7, 2020
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World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
World Health Organization


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