World Breastfeeding Week 1st-8th August 2018

 The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action is promoting World Breastfeeding Week with the slogan 'Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life'.

The organisation advocates protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding as a way of preventing malnutrition in all its forms, ensuring

food security for infants and young children, and helping to bring people and nations, around the world,  out of the hunger and poverty cycle.

WABA is offering World Breastfeeding Week seed grants to organisations to plan "activities that will inform, anchor, engage and galvanise on breastfeeding as the foundation for life."

For more information on the benefits of breastfeeding and how to support new mothers, as well as information about how to prepare and use formula milks if that is a family's choice, see 'Infant Feeding: Birth to 12 months'

For more support with how to breastfeed and to find answers to queries, see Public Health England's Start4Life: Breast Feeding Friend - Alexa