Coordinated by World Alliance for
Breastfeeding Action (WABA)
August 1 – 7
WABA’s core partners are the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), La Leche League International (LLLI), and Wellstart International. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
By linking breastfeeding to the SDGs, the breastfeeding movement will be able to connect with a variety of development issues by 2030 for maximum impact.
(1) nutrition/food security
(2) health, well-being, and survival
(3) environment and climate change
(4) work productivity, empowerment, social protection
(5) sustainable partnerships and rule of law
*To galvanize a variety of actions at all levels on breastfeeding and IYCF in the new era of the SDGs.
* To engage and collaborate with a wider range of actors around promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding Is Really Good For Babies,
But Millions Can’t Do It
“By recognizing that breastfeeding is a key to sustainable development, we will value our wellbeing from the start of life, respect each other and care for the world we share.”
Breastfeeding Benefits for Baby and Mom