WBW started in 1992, with annual themes including healthcare systems, women and work, the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
, community support, ecology, economy, science, education and human rights. Since 2016, WBW is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). In 2018, a World Health Assembly
resolution endorsed WBW as an important breastfeeding promotion strategy.
This years theme:
The #WBW2019 slogan “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” was chosen to be inclusive of all types of parents in today’s world. Focusing on supporting both parents to be empowered is vital in order to realise their breastfeeding goals.
Empowerment is a process that requires evidence-based unbiased information and support to create the enabling environment where mothers can breastfeed optimally. Breastfeeding is in the mother’s domain and when fathers, partners, families, workplaces, and communities support her, breastfeeding improves.
We can all support this process, as breastfeeding is a team effort. To enable breastfeeding we all need to protect, promote and support it.
CommWell Health WIC Department Breastfeeding Week Events:
Newton Grove – WIC Department Thursday, August 1st Free PhotoboothFriday, August 2nd Free Photobooth
Monday, August 5th Free Refreshments Breastfeeding Support Information
Tuesday, August 6th Free Refreshments Breastfeeding Support Information
Monday, August 5th Free Refreshments BreastfeedingSupport Information
Tuesday, August 6th BreastfeedingSupport Information
Join the celebration with Newton Grove and McGee’s Crossroads by wearing pink on Wednesday, August 7th!
CWH WIC Program Newton Grove, McGee’s Crossroads, Salemburg QUESTIONS? 1-877 – WELL – ALL (1-877-935-5255) PRESS OPTION 6