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World Breastfeeding Week 2021: History, Significance

World Breastfeeding Week 2021: History, Significance

Every year, The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is observed in the first week of August, between 1 to 7 August. the main aim of it is to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding for mothers and infants and World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes breast milk as the best nutritional source for infants.

  • The week has been organized by WABA, WHO, and UNICEF since 1991.
  • WHO and UNICEF recommend that an infant must be breastfed within an hour of birth and should continue at least for the first six months of the child’s life.

History

  • In 1990, World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) made a memorandum to promote and support breastfeeding. in the next year, to execute the goals of UNICEF and WHO, the World Association of Breastfeeding Action was established.
  • To promote the campaign, One whole week was selected in 1992

Theme 2021

  • The theme of the World Breastfeeding Week 2021 is “Protect Breastfeeding:A Shared Responsibility​”.

FAQ

What is the theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2021?

The theme of the World Breastfeeding Week 2021 is “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility​”.

Why do we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?

It aims to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding for mothers and infants

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