World Breastfeeding week

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1st-7th August is World Breastfeeding week, an annual event celebrating the benefits of breastfeeding & calling for further support & awareness of breastfeeding mothers. The aim of the week in 2009 is:
– to draw attention to the vital role breastfeeding plays in emergencies worldwide
– to stress the need for active protection & support of breastfeeding before and during emergencies
– to inform mothers, breastfeeding advocates, communities, health professionals, governments, aid agencies, donors and the media on how they can actively support breastfeeding before & during an emergency
– and to mobilise action & nurture networking & collaboration between those with breastfeeding skills & those involved in emergency response.

For more details, visit www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org

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