The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. 2016 is the 24th year of this celebration. Each year, from August 1st through the 7th, breastfeeding is observed around the world. The goal of WBW is to support, protect and promote breastfeeding for all women.
The World Breastfeeding Week 2016 theme is Breastfeeding: a key to Sustainable Development. In 2015, world leaders committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity by 2030. The WBW 2016 theme revolves around breastfeeding being a key element in getting us to think about how to value our well-being from the start of life and how to respect each other and care for the world we share.
"And increasingly, it is clear that breastfeeding is not only the cornerstone of a child’s healthy development; it is also the foundation of a country’s development." -- World Breastfeeding Week 2016 Message, from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, and WHO Director General Margaret Chan.
Milk Nursingwear has been busy behind the scenes supporting WBW celebrations across the United States by donating stylish nursing tops to events occurring coast-to-coast! From La Leche League happenings to ILCA conventions to WIC programs to birth, breastfeeding & baby fairs, Milk is supporting events nationwide with our donations.
We at Milk Nursingwear are proud to be a part of WBW. We applaud all of you organizing and attending World Breastfeeding events in your area. Enjoy the festivities!