Saturday, August 1, 2009
World Breastfeeding Week
Today is the first day of World Breastfeeding Week organized by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. This year's theme, Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response. Are you ready? focuses on the life-sustaining power of breastfeeding during emergencies. In the US, many organizations including the US Breastfeeding Committee, Le Leche League, National WIC Association, Lamaze International, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the International Lactation Consultant Association have joined in the efforts to provide information about breastfeeding and emergencies.