Monday, June 30, 2014

World Breastfeeding Week ~ Just one month away

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has announced the theme for the 2014 World Breastfeeding Week!  Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal - for Life!

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2014.

Like the US Healthy People 2020 goals, the Millennium Development Goals blend with the objectives of World Breastfeeding Week:

1. To provide information about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and how they relate to breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding (IYCF).  

2. To showcase the progress made so far in the key gaps in breastfeeding and IYCF.

3. To call attention to the importance of stepping up actions to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as a key intervention in the MDGs and in the post 2015 era.

4. To stimulate interest among young people of both genders to see the relevance of breastfeeding in today's changing world.

Below is an infographic that reviews how the UN's Scientific Committee on Nutrition illustrates how breastfeeding is linked to each of the MDGs.

Watch the World Breastfeeding Week website at for more downloads and to order or purchase more materials for your promotion of World Breastfeeding Week 2014!

Check out The Virtual Breastfeeding Culture by Lara Audelo and Praeclarus Press!

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