Today begins the start of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Held annually since 1992 and recognized in more than 170 countries, World Breastfeeding Week highlights the global impact that breastfeeding has as “a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other, and care for the world we share.” The theme is “Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development.”
We are so proud to announce that Counseling the Nursing Mother: A Lactation Consultant’s Guide, Sixth Edition by Judith Lauwers and Anna Swisher was just awarded second place in the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category. For more than 40 years, the American Journal of Nursing has released an annual list of the best in nursing publishing. Encompassing a wide-range of categories, the 2015 AJN Book of the Year Awards recognize the most valuable texts published between August 2014 and August 2015.
“Jones & Bartlett Learning is truly honored to accept this 2015 AJN Book of the Year Award. To be granted this distinction within the Maternal-Child Nursing/Childbirthing category is especially meaningful given our longstanding and devoted work in the areas of women's health, midwifery, breastfeeding, and lactation. We applaud the dedication of our authors in maintaining this seminal work through its six editions and we extend our congratulations to both the authors and our publishing team.” - Amanda Martin, Executive Editor, Jones & Bartlett Learning
Breastfeeding advocates, this is your week! Celebrated in more than 175 countries, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) raises awareness for the importance of protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding worldwide with the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This year's theme is "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal - For Life!"