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How we show our commitment to breastfeeding

Submitted by Rita Brhel on 3 August 2022

We, at Nurturings, are committed to supporting breastfeeding and World Breastfeeding Week. 

Organizationally, Nurturings is a member of two powerhouses in the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding: the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC).

A global network of individuals and organizations, WABA is the organizer and coordinator of World Breastfeeding Week, held annually August 1-7. This year's theme is "Step Up Together for Breastfeeding."  

Each year, WABA selects a theme for World Breastfeeding Week that aligns breastfeeding with one of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

WABA's goal is to use World Breastfeeding Week as a campaign to not only raise awareness of the need to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding but to galvanize action in our governments, health care systems, workplaces, and communities to do so.

USBC is a coalition of 100-plus nonprofits, advocacy groups, federal agencies, and other organizations working to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in the United States. USBC is also the organizer and coordinator of the U.S.'s National Breastfeeding Month, August 1-31. This year's theme is "Together We Do Great Things."

Nurturings offers advocacy and support to parents through a close relationship with La Leche League International and referrals to local resources to parents through our Certified Attached at the Heart Parenting Educators and affiliated parent support groups. 

We are also committed to aligning our infant-feeding messaging with the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes

Many breastfeeding articles and stories can be found archived at The Attached Family and APtly Said, and we are seeking parents to share their breastfeeding stories on this new blog (normalizenurturing.org). Email for more information on this opportunity to support other parents in this important way.

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