Friday, August 01, 2008

World Breastfeeding Week 2008

Today is the start of World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated in many countries around the world and promoted by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action. WABA says 120 countries are participating. See:

Take a look at the site for news of what is happening in your country. If you are organising an event you can join in a virtual torch run, picking up on the Olympics taking place this month. A torch will appear on the WABA world map for every event. You can see the map here:

The week is starting to gain more attention in the UK, where our national month is May because August is holiday time. One group in Leeds, Breast Buddies, is inviting people to help it promote breastfeeding by contributing their stories of breastfeeding around the world. See:

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