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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7, 2017

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has announced that this year’s World Breastfeeding Week theme is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”.

This year’s theme continues to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The 2017 World Breastfeeding Week theme emphasizes the importance of forging multilevel partnerships to create systems-level change in support of breastfeeding and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Breastfeeding has an important role to play in protecting our environment, creating food security, promoting health and well-being, and empowering women.

For more information about this year’s theme, visit the World Breastfeeding Week 2017 website. Be sure to visit WithinReach’s Facebook from August 1-7 to see and share World Breastfeeding Week posts!

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Washington Coalition on Medicaid Outreach Spokane
    • WCOMO Spokane
      September 29, 2017
      9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Description: The Washington Coalition on Medicaid Outreach (WCOMO) provides essential information on innovative outreach strategies, health care reform and Medicaid policies. This longstanding coalition works…

  • 2017 Statewide WIC Conference
    • October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017
      8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    SAVE THE DATE Nutrition First is hosting this year's statewide WIC Conference! WIC colleagues from around the state will participate in an energizing and educational conference…

  • The Lactation Journal Club
    • November 15, 2017
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    During these meetings we review and discuss current research and literature related to breastfeeding. Two IBLCE CERPs provided for a small fee ($5). The Lactation…