World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August all over the globe to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
"BREASTFEEDING: A KEY TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT"
The theme for 2016 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) has been announced: Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development. ILCA is partnering with organizations around the globe - including United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), La Leche League International (LLLI), The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), Wellstart International, the Global Goals, and the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) - to promote the role that breastfeeding plays in valuing our wellbeing.
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 is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life and how to respect each other and care for the world we share.
Visit the World Breastfeeding Week Website
Shareable Images for Social Media
We welcome you to share our social media-friendly images in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. Languages included reflect those chosen for translation by WABA. Right click to download to your own computer or share directly from our Facebook page, beginning 1 August 2016.