World Breastfeeding Week

Thursday, 31 July, 2014 - 23:00 to Thursday, 7 August, 2014 - 23:00
World Breastfeeding Week 2014

In 1990 eight global goals, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), were set by governments and the United Nations to fight poverty and promote healthy and sustainable development in a comprehensive way by 2015. There are regular "countdowns" to gauge progress in achieving the goals. This year's WBW theme responds to the latest countdown by asserting the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in the post 2015 agenda, and engaging as many groups, and people of various ages as possible.

<!--- 2014 is also the year of the Football World Cup! Breastfeeding provides good health and nutrition, both these are important for sports. So let us all score a goal or two - a breastfeeding goal- for life and for sports!<br>

-->Wherever you are, progress can be made AND sustained. For this to happen you need to be prepared, set goals and targets, join forces and ACT!

Protect, Promote and Support breastfeeding: it is a vital, life-saving goal!

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