World Breastfeeding Week

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2023 Date1 August 2023
2024 Date1 August 2024
World Breastfeeding Week begins

World Breastfeeding Week History

World Breastfeeding Week is a global campaign to raise awareness of about the importance of breastfeeding and its benefits. This day also serves to protect women and eliminate the social stigma of breastfeed in public and at the workplace. Breastfeeding Week is an annual occurrence with a new them each year.

World Breastfeeding Week Facts

  • The theme for World Breastfeeding Week in 2023 was Enabling breastfeeding: Making a difference for working parents​.
  • Breastfeeding can help reduce risk of sudden infant death, protection against infectious diseases, and improve cognitive development.
  • According to Hopkins Medicine, when comparing breastfeeding to formula use, the nutrients in breastmilk are better absorbed and used by the baby and is best for the baby’s brain growth and nervous system development.

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