The World Breastfeeding Week is marked every year in the first week of August, between 1 to 7 August to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding for mothers and infants.
The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2020 is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet”. The annual week is organized by WABA, WHO and UNICEF since 1991.
Breastfeeding provides every child with the best possible start in life. It delivers health, nutritional and emotional benefits to both children and mothers. And it forms part of a sustainable food system. But while breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always easy. Mothers need support – both to get started and to sustain breastfeeding.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- World Alliance for Breastfeeding Headquarters: Penang, Malaysia.
- World Alliance for Breastfeeding Founder: Anwar Fazal.
- World Alliance for Breastfeeding Founded: 14 February 1991.