World Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2018 is from August 1-7. If this catches you by surprise or you're thinking, "I didn't even know there was such a thing", have no fear: we've compiled a list of World Breastfeeding Week ideas and resources to help you maximize the objectives of this unique week.
What is World Breastfeeding Week 2018?
So what exactly is World Breastfeeding Week? According to their website, World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA).
WABA is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
World Breastfeeding Week exists to serve 4 purposes:
Inform people about the links between good nutrition, food security, poverty reduction and breastfeeding.
Anchor breastfeeding as the foundation of life.
Engage with individuals and organizations for greater impact.
Galvanize action to advance breastfeeding as a part of good nutrition, food security and poverty reduction.
Babywise Breastfeeding Resources
Here at Babywise.life, we have multiple breastfeeding resources to meet you where you are, whether you're a breastfeeding novice or are a seasoned pro:
* 10 tips for successful breastfeeding
* Breastfeeding out and about
* Newborn breastfeeding basics
How to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding
* Lose weight when breastfeeding
* 6 healthy ways to lose weight while breastfeeding
How Dads Can Support Breastfeeding
* How dad can support a breastfeeding mama
* And while not a traditional resource, we also have suggestions for what NOT to say to a breastfeeding mama!
Best Breastfeeding Products
In addition to our breastfeeding must-haves, our Babywise experts have pulled together their favorite products to help support your breastfeeding success! Scroll down to discover them all: