Today marks the beginning of National Breastfeeding Month AND World Breastfeeding Week! I plan on posting breastfeeding information all month – for now here are the links to both websites and a little bit about their objectives. Check them out!
National Breastfeeding Month: http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/Communities/BreastfeedingPromotion/NationalBreastfeedingMonth/tabid/209/Default.aspx
The United States Breastfeeding Committee and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin promote breastfeeding during the month of August by encouraging “the entire nation to take 20 concrete action steps to support the removal of barriers to breastfeeding.” They are urging participation on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usbreastfeeding) and Twitter (@usbreasfeeding, #NBM12) to spread awareness of breastfeeding and the “20 Actions in 20 days” campaign.
World Breastfeeding Week: http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action started the “Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative” 20 years ago. The goal of the initiative is to promote breastfeeding in hospitals. For this year’s WBW, the objective is the reflect on the successes and outstanding goals of the initiative. They also hope to bring awareness to breastfeeding and “support all women to be able to optimally feed and care for their infants and young children.” Tweet them using #breastfeeding.