We are going to share today is what national day? Every year, World Breastfeeding Week is an opportunity for organizations, associations, men and women around the world to support encourage and protect breastfeeding. WHO traditionally sets the date during the first week of August? In the French community (of Belgium), the SMAM however takes place in October.
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Where does this initiative come from?
Innocent Hospital (Florence, Italy), in August 1990, hosted an international meeting on breastfeeding with representatives of 30 governments, many UN organizations and international organizations. non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Following this meeting, in February 1991, organizations and individuals wishing to protect, support and encourage breastfeeding created a global network called World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA). support from UNICEF.
One of the main actions of this network is the organization of an annual global breastfeeding week, in order to give visibility to breastfeeding, and to allow everyone in the world to express their support for what is today an international public health concern.