Five Ways to Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week or WBW is organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) - it is held yearly from August first through the seventh. The organization is dedicated to protecting, promoting, and supporting breastfeeding worldwide. 

#WBW2023 will focus on breastfeeding and employment/work. It will showcase the impact of paid leave, workplace support and emerging parenting norms on breastfeeding through the lens of parents themselves. Target audiences including governments, policymakers, workplaces, communities and parents will be engaged to play their critical roles in empowering families and sustaining breastfeeding-friendly environments in the post-pandemic work life.

Here are five ways to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week



Educate your community. Whether you are educating one person you come in contact with, or sharing statistics on social media - be a voice! You would be surprised about how sharing information can spark someone to become educated on this topic, and therefore share with others. 

Share your breastfeeding/chestfeeding/pumping journey. One of the most powerful things you can do during World Breastfeeding Week is share your journey. Whether you are a working parent who pumps daily to supply their little one, or a stay at home parent feeding around the clock. Share those stories. Share the photos. Our stories matter, and oftentimes can help another person during challenging days to keep on going. 

Celebrate someone. If you personally know someone who is breastfeeding/chestfeeding/pumping, send over a little care package with some sweet treats to celebrate them!

Thank a lactation health professional such as your lactation consultant, nurse, IBCLC, or a friend who might have helped you during your journey. Send a thank you card, or leave a review letting them know that their work matters. 

Attend an event in your community Look around for local and virtual events happening in your area and spread the word! Check out our social media for more happenings in our community.

Remember that you can celebrate all month because August is National Breastfeeding Month! How will you celebrate?

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