The theme for this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, August 1–7, 2009, is Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response. Are you ready? The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action’s (WABA) annual campaign will highlight the vital role of breastfeeding before and during emergencies worldwide.
The IYCN Project supports WABA’s call for increased efforts to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in emergencies. During earthquakes, floods, conflicts, and other crises, good breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices save lives and prevent malnutrition and childhood illnesses.
Check back for updates on IYCN’s World Breastfeeding Week activities in the field.
Date: Jul 2, 2009 | Category: Announcements