World Breastfeeding Week
The World Breastfeeding Week is observed annually from August 1 to 7 in over 120 countries across the world. The theme for this year is ‘Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared ResponsibilityÂ’. Breastfeeding is one of the effective ways to ensure childÂ’s health and survival.
The World Breastfeeding Week was first observed in the 1990s after the WHO and UNICEF created the Innocenti Declaration to promote and support breastfeeding. In line with the Innocenti Declaration, the World Association of Breastfeeding Action was formed in 1991. In the following years, a whole week was dedicated to promote this campaign.