Check out NMBTF’s World Breastfeeding Month Press Release
World Breastfeeding Month will kick off in August with World Breastfeeding Week!
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated every 1-7 August in commemoration of the 1990 Innocenti Declaration. WBW started in 1992, with annual themes including healthcare systems, women and work, the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, community support, ecology, economy, science, education and human rights. Since 2016, WBW is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018, a World Health Assembly resolution endorsed WBW as an important breastfeeding promotion strategy.
The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force will be celebrating World Breastfeeding Month with the following events:
- The Big Latch On
- Lactation Lotería
- NMBTF Scavenger Hunt
- Picture Wall: Feeding Through The Generations
- Cooking Show: Feeding Through The Generations
- Virtual Breastfeeding Art Gallery and Auction
- Native Breastfeeding Week
- Black Breastfeeding Week
- Donor Wall