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    World Breastfeeding Week Supports Sustainable Development

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 1, 2016 1:50:32 PM

    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.”

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    Topics: breastfeeding, nursing, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), UN, WABA, WBW, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, World Breastfeeding Week

    Join Us In Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 4, 2015 4:52:04 PM

    Did you know that it's World Breastfeeding Week? Coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and celebrated in more than 176 countries, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) recognizes the importance of promoting breastfeeding worldwide. This year's theme is “Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make It Work!”

    According to Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO),

    “The benefits of breastfeeding extend to mother and baby, and promoting breastfeeding policies in the workplace is essential. Employers also stand to benefit as it leads to happier, more dependable and productive employees.”

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    Topics: baby-friendly, breastfeeding, lactation, lactation consultant, nursing, WBW, World Breastfeeding Week, world health organization

    It's World Breastfeeding Week

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 5, 2014 2:54:33 PM

    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!"

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    Topics: MDGs, Millennium Development Goals, nursing, WABA, WBW, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, World Breastfeeding Week

    Happy World Breastfeeding Week

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 1, 2013 12:17:08 PM

    Today marks the beginning of the 21st annual World Breastfeeding Week. Celebrated in more than 170 countries, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) recognizes the essential work of breastfeeding advocates, educators, and lactation consultants who protect, promote, and support breastfeeding worldwide. This year’s theme is "Breastfeeding Support: Close to Mothers," highlighting breastfeeding peer counseling.

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    Topics: nursing, WBW, World Breastfeeding Week

    Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Aug 2, 2012 12:23:08 PM

    This week, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) celebrates its 20th anniversary. Commemorated in more than 170 countries, WBW promotes the significant health benefits of breastfeeding and recognizes the important work of breastfeeding advocates and educators across the world. This year's theme is "Understanding the Past - Planning the Future: Celebrating 10 years of WHO/UNICEF's Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding."

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    Topics: baby-friendly, breastfeeding, lactation, lactation consultant, nursing, Online Learning, WBW, World Breastfeeding Week, world health organization

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