Breastfeeding is the best start to life for any baby
It's World Breastfeeding Week! Breastfeeding is the best start to life for any baby and has long-term benefits for both mother and child.
We can all support breastfeeding mums anytime, anywhere. We can ALL help make society breastfeeding-friendly!
While breastfeeding is natural, it can take time to learn. So, it really helps to get ongoing support from family, friends and health workers. This will ensure that the mother can rest, and breastfeed freely without interruptions.
Early initiation of breastfeeding, within 1 hour of birth, protects newborns from acquiring infections. Breastfeeding saves lives!
While breastfeeding is natural, it can take time to learn and it really helps to get ongoing support from healthworkers or peer counsellors.
Breastfeeding is not a one-woman job. It requires encouragement and support from the mother’s whole community, including family, friends, health care providers, employers, policymakers and more.
Partners have an important role to play in supporting breastfeeding mums. They can take responsibility around the house and care for the baby in other ways to help reduce stress on the mother.
Everyone can play a part in supporting breastfeeding mums, including employers.
Many mothers who return to work abandon breastfeeding either partially or entirely due to insufficient time & place to breastfeed, express & store milk. You can support mothers to breastfeed at work by enabling conditions at work or facilities to express & store breast milk.
Breastfeeding support in the workplace makes a difference to working parents. This is how co-workers can support breastfeeding.
We can all support breastfeeding mums anytime, anywhere, including in the workplace. Find out what Trade Unions can do.
Supporting breastfeeding is one of the best investments countries can make for the health of their citizens. This is what lawmakers can do.