World Breastfeeding Week
1-7 August 2011
As every year, WHO and partners will celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) from 1-7 August in more than 170 countries. The theme for WBW 2011 endeavours to engage and mobilize youth in particular, with the slogan: "Talk to me! Breastfeeding - a 3D Experience". The theme focuses on communication as an essential element of protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding. Cross-generation, cross-sector, cross-gender, and cross-culture communication encourages the sharing of knowledge and experience, and enables wider outreach to support breastfeeding mothers and babies the world over.
- More information on World Breastfeeding Week
- World Breastfeeding Week - more on breastfeeding and the Millennium Development Goals
- Statement by the Assistant Director-General on World Breastfeeding Week
- 10 facts on breastfeeding
Up to what age can a baby stay well nourished by just being breastfed?
What is the recommended food for children in their very early years?