Did you know World Breastfeeding Week is right around the corner?? Yep that’s right, 2010 WBW is the first week in August. From August 1-7 the World alliance for Breastfeeding Action along side breastfeeding advocates from more than 170 countries are joining together in celebrating the 19th annual WBW. This year’s theme centers around “Breastfeeding: Just 10 Steps, the baby-friendly way”.
Join the World in Breastfeeding Action this year!
• Draw attention to the role of the Ten Steps in improving breastfeeding rates.
• Renew action by health systems, health care providers and communities to make breastfeeding the easy choice for women.
• Inform people everywhere of the risks of artificial feeding, and the role of breastfeeding for children’s development and lifelong health and the health of mothers.
• Enable mothers to enjoy full support for breastfeeding in health care systems and beyond.
So what are the 10-steps?? Well, stop by the World Breastfeeding Week website. There is a lot of great information. You can take a pledge, and even buy a shirt to show off the numbers and initiative.
I hope you will join in the initiative. Numbers speak volumes.
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In other news, if you haven't had a chance to enter yet, I am hosting an EcoMom giveaway on my personal blog. I know you were all open to having giveaways on this blog, but I want to try to keep this site more for breastfeeding and issues related to that. I thank you all for continuing to spread the word. Is there anything you would like to see on this blog that you don't already? Would you like links to breastfeeding friendly articles? Any suggestions are welcome!! Welcome to all our new followers; don't forget to "like" Simple Gifts on Facebook!