World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7, 2013: “Latching on” to the Breast

Exclusive breastfeeding as a working mother

In at least 170 Countries around the globe including Nigeria, August 1-7th is annually celebrated as the World Breastfeeding Week. Infant Breastfeeding is undeniably life-saving, its nature’s gift hence cost-free, and should preferentially be done exclusively, that is breastfeed for 6 months with breast milk ONLY.

The week-long commemoration is to encourage both women and as many others who love them to promote the natural act of breastfeeding as well create the right kind of awareness and possibly stop wrong practices.

Right here on HALA website, we have several practically useful resources and here are a few:

  1. What is Exclusive Breast feeding?
  2. Choosing Breast feeding: Breast milk vs. Cow milk
  3. Practice Tip: Technique for effective Breast feeding
  4. Different Breast feeding Positions
  5. When Breast milk flow is delayed after Childbirth
  6. Breast feeding as a Working Class Mom
  7. How to use a Breast Pump
  8. Breast feeding for the HIV-positive Mom
  9. FAQs on Breast feeding
  10. #BreastMilk: The life-saving “Superfood” for babies

You can help by sharing this webpage on your favourite social media network and kindly join us on too because this year, our #WorldBreastfeedingWeek Campaign will primarily be on our social media pages!

As published by the, this year’s WBW theme is tagged ‘BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: CLOSE TO MOTHERS’ to highlight Breastfeeding Peer Counseling. “Even when mothers are able to get off to a good start, all too often in the weeks or months after delivery there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding rates, and practices, particularly exclusive breastfeeding.”

By definition, the circles of support are:

  • Family and Social Network,
  • Healthcare,
  • Workplace and Employment,
  • Government/ Legislation, and
  • Response to Crisis or Emergency,

Virtually all the possible various factors that surround women and directly or indirectly relate to her decision making & outcome.

In the light of this, check out these two brand new infographics by the World Health Organization (WHO) strictly customized for the Mum & Dad.

WHO- World Breastfeeding Week 2013-dad

WHO- World Breastfeeding Week 2013-mum

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