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.
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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.