Bethany Heintz, IBCLC, Ontario
World Breastfeeding Week is coming! August 1st marks the beginning of the 2019 global celebration and empowerment of breastfeeding/chestfeeding families, the health benefits of breastfeeding/chestfeeding and highlights the important work done by those who support and advocate for these families.
In Canada, we are excited to be able to put breastfeeding in the spotlight TWICE a year - once in August (1st - 7th) as we celebrate with our friends around the globe and again in October (1st -7th) when Canada celebrates National Breastfeeding Week.
Here's How to Get Involved:
Get Committed - The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action has put together some fabulous digital stickers, slogans, banners, handouts and more - easily available on their website https://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/
Get Social - Join the Conversation on social media with WABA's channels: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Instagram and don't forget to use their hashtags #WBW2019 #WABA #EmpowerParents #EnableBreastfeeding #breastfeeding #SDGs #worldbreastfeedingweek2019
Get Involved - Do you know some breastfeeding/chestfeeding families? How about hosting a WBW Advocacy Celebration! Gather friends, family, strangers and more together with a common purpose - to celebrate the empowerment and equality deserved by all those raising their little ones
Get Pledged - WABA is always up for a pledged donation and this week is the perfect time to dedicate yourself to this great cause! Consider a financial donation to this non-profit organization and its great cause - To work together to empower parents and enable breastfeeding, now and for the future!
This week, join your colleagues worldwide in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 2019 beginning Thursday!