Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week: Nurses are key to a successful start
World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7, 2013) was started twenty years ago by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organizations—including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Maryland has gone a step further and will use the entire month to celebrate, educate and raise awareness about this year’s theme: Breastfeeding Support—Close to Mothers.
Many circles of support, which when in place, add to a breastfeeding mother’s success. These circles include: Health Care Systems; Family and Social Networks; Workplace and Employment; Government/Legislation; and Response to Crisis and Emergency. Having breastfeeding support close to mothers, including support from peer counselors, is a great asset as mothers navigate through their breastfeeding experience.
You provide that key support as moms are getting started with their newborn.
Thanks for all you do every day!
The Lactation Staff
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