The 1st-7th August is World Breastfeeding Week. Every year is a different theme, this year it's...
“Enabling breastfeeding: making a difference for working parents.”
Did you know?
Workplace challenges remain the most common reason for women to never breastfeed or stop breastfeeding earlier than recommended.
Parents need adequate time and support to breastfeed. Parents with less than 3 months of maternity leave reported shorter breastfeeding duration than those with 3 or more months of leave.
A workplace needs adequate breastfeeding facilities to become a breastfeeding-friendly workplace. Only 42 countries mandate workplace breastfeeding facilities.
Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding addresses inequalities that stand in the way of sustainable development (source: WABA, 2023).
Read more about World Breastfeeding Week here
Objectives of #WBW2023
Inform: Inform people about working parents’ perspectives on breastfeeding and parenting
Anchor: Optimal paid leave and workplace support as important tools to enable breastfeeding
Engage: Engage with individuals and organisations to enhance collaboration and support for breastfeeding at work.
Galvanise: Galvanise action on improving working conditions and relevant support for breastfeeding