World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations are trying to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. The theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding.”
Breast milk provides optimal nutrition for babies. It has the right amount of nutrients, is easily digested and readily available. However, the rate of breastfeeding is as low as 30% in some groups of women. While some women are unable to breastfeed, others simply choose not to.
Yet studies show breastfeeding has major health benefits, for both the mother and her baby.
Over the course of the next week, we will be showcasing the benefits of breastfeeding for baby and for mother and what breastfeeding mothers can do to ensure the correct latch and increase their milk supply.
It is going to be an exciting week of informative blog and social media posts, so don't miss out.