World breastfeeding week takes place from August 1st to 7th this year. This year’s theme is Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life.
There are tools for all of your advocacy and information needs!
WHO has infographics and webinar information: http://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2018/08/01/default-calendar/world-breastfeeding-week-2018
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has an action folder in several languages (http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/actionfolder/) and a social media toolkit (http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/social-media-kit/).
WABA is also hosting a Thunderclap! Those who join will automatically share the same breastfeeding message at the same time across FaceBook and Twitter on August 1. https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/70825-world-breastfeeding-week-2018
In related news: In the U.S., Idaho and Utah recently passed bills legalizing breastfeeding in public for their residents. It is now legal in all 50 U.S. states to breastfeed in public. Appropriately, this week also kicks off our own National Breastfeeding Month in the U.S. (http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/nbm).
- Week 1: Policy Pulse
Finding Solutions: Small policy changes can go a long way toward supporting breastfeeding families
- Week 2: Special Circumstances & Emergency Preparedness
Always Ready: Resources and guidance on how to manage feeding during an emergency
- Week 3: Call to Action
Answering the Call: Everyone can help make breastfeeding easier
- Week 4: Black Breastfeeding Week
Love on Top: On top of joy, on top of grief, on top of everything
Happy messaging! Support breastfeeding everyday!