World Breastfeeding Week 2016Posted 3 August 2016 in News.
This year’s World Breastfeeding Week focuses on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that governments around the world have agreed to achieve by 2030. The SDGs build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and cover a range of issues on ecology, economy and equity. The new SDGs aspire to tackle the root causes of poverty and offer a vision of development that works for all people, everywhere.
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2016 marks a new start for us to work together and show how we can achieve sustainable development through the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. To celebrate WBW, we published a series of resources, blogs and news:
- Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative: A Call to Action
- Lancet Breastfeeding Series (2016)
- Report: Marketing of breast-milk substitutes: National implementation of the international code, status report 2016
- Report: From the First Hour of Life Part 1: Focus on on breastfeeding
- Research: Timing of initiation, patterns of breastfeeding, and infant survival: prospective analysis
- Research: Impact of the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative on breastfeeding and child health outcomes: A systematic review
- Research: Early initiation of breastfeeding: A systematic literature review of factors and barriers in South Asia
- Research: The cost of not breastfeeding in Southeast Asia
- The breast and beyond: Improving feeding practices in Kenya
- Banking on our Most Precious Resource for Babies
- Enabling Breastfeeding for Infants Born Too Soon or Too Small: a New Research Agenda is Needed
- Breastfeeding as “Personalized Medicine” for Newborns