Monday, August 3, 2009

World Breastfeeding Week 2009

This goes out to women like my wife, Tara, who believe breastfeeding is the best way but even more importantly, that women should be informed not marketed to when considering their choice of how to feed their baby.

World Breastfeeding Week 2009 (Aug 1-7, 2009)

This year's theme: A Vital Emergency Response.
  • To reinforce the vital role that breastfeeding plays in emergency response worldwide.
  • To advocate for active protection and support of breastfeeding before and during emergencies.
  • To inform mothers, breastfeeding advocates, communities, health professionals, governments, aid agencies, donors, and the media, about how they can actively support breastfeeding before and during an emergency.
  • To mobilize action and promote networking and collaboration between those with breastfeeding management skills and those involved in emergency response.