Wednesday, 3 August 2016

[wanabidii] Fwd: Breastfeeding - Not just a one woman job. World Breastfeeding Week Advocacy Materials

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From: Guy Taylor | A Promise Renewed <>
Date: Mon, Aug 1, 2016 at 11:49 PM
Subject: Breastfeeding - Not just a one woman job. World Breastfeeding Week Advocacy Materials

World Breastfeeding Week 2016: Breastfeeding - not just a one-woman job... 
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World Breastfeeding Week: Breastfeeding - not just a one-woman job...

On the first day of World Breastfeeding Week 2016, we are pleased to share with you a selection of breastfeeding-related advocacy materials, and encourage you to use these in your World Breastfeeding Week communications activities. 

Available materials include:
  • A UNICEF press release highlighting the fact that 77 million newborns globally are not breastfed within the first hour of life (available here).
  • A new UNICEF report entitled "From the First Hour of Life: Making the Case for Improved Infant and Young Child Feeding Everywhere": Read the report here, and the UNICEF press release here.
  • A Joint UNICEF/WHO letter in support of World Breastfeeding Week (download here)
  • A World Breastfeeding Week photo essay on Medium (available here).
  • A new UNICEF video on breastfeeding, produced for World Breastfeeding Week 2016 (available here
  • A Call to Action infographic from the Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative, which lays out 7 actions that governments, donors and partners can take to support mothers and improve breastfeeding rates (download here).
  • Resources from the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) (download here).
  • World Breastfeeding Week Posters in English and Spanish from the Pan American Health Organization
  • Breastfeeding infographics from WHO and UNICEF (download here).
  • A social media toolkit and digital assets from UNICEF (download here).
  • And more information on the UNICEF Nutrition website (available here)
Finally, see below for a selection of recent media reports focusing on breastfeeding:

Reuters: More than half of newborns not breastfed in first hour raising health risks – UNICEF
AP: UNICEF urges new mothers to start breastfeeding within hour of birth
Reuters: UN Supports "brelfies" to encourage breastfeeding
EFE: Uno de cada dos bebés no toman leche materna al nacer
TeleSur: Unicef: madres deben lactar a sus bebés a la hora de nacido
Voice of America :

Wishing all a healthy and happy World Breastfeeding Week!

Guy Taylor 
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