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.
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 mom who pumps daily to supply her little one, or a stay at home parent nursing around the clock. Share those stories. Share the photos. Social media is powerful and the more we share about breastfeeding the more we normalize breastfeeding - our stories matter, and oftentimes can help another person during challenging days to keep on going.
Celebrate someone who is nursing If you see someone out in public nursing their little one shoot them a smile or thumbs up - even let her know what an awesome job they are doing! 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! August 1st-7th at The Nest we are holding a milk drive on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will also be hosting a mixer to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week! 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?