World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2018

World Breastfeeding Week August 1-7, 2018World Breastfeeding Week is August 1 - 7

Breastfeeding is widely accepted as a way to give everyone a fair start in life. Breast milk has been proven to be the foundation for good health and survival of children and women.

Breastfeeding not only saves lives and money, it is the foundation of life. World Breastfeeding Week 2018 focuses on how breastfeeding helps prevent malnutrition in all its forms, ensures food security even in times of crisis and breaks the cycle of poverty.

Malnutrition, food insecurity and poverty affect millions and stand in the way of sustainable development. The 2018 Sustainable Development Goals Report highlights the importance of focusing on these problems. World hunger is rising again, in part due to food insecurity and other crises such as conflict, drought and disasters associated with climate change. Obesity and chronic diseases are rampant. Pockets of the worst forms of poverty still persist and the gap between rich and poor is increasing.

Whenever possible, Children's Hospital encourage mothers to breastfeed our tiniest patients. If a new mother has a question about breastfeeding, you can contact our lactation consultants at ext. 8680.

Children's Hospital also provides private nursing rooms to visitors.

  • Main lobby, North tower
  • NICU, South tower

Together, we can inform, anchor, engage and galvanise on breastfeeding as the foundation of life. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring a healthier, more prosperous and sustainable future. How will you celebrate World Breastfeeding Week 2018?