World Breastfeeding Week is upon us, and for a Breastfeeding Educator like myself, it’s almost like Christmas! The web is awash with articles and information that run the gambit from entertaining to truly educational, and I love it – ALL of it. Here is my round up of the Top 5 World Breastfeeding Week articles or sites for this year (so far!)
Top 5 World Breastfeeding Week Articles and Resources
As the name implies, WABA, or World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, is the premier organization for all things World Breastfeeding Week Related. From education to social media kits, Inforgraphics to Seed Grants, this is one-stop (free!) shopping to get your World Breastfeeding Week groove on.
Not only can you find great links and resources to their partners, you can pick up amazing educational resources that you can share yourself, either on your own blog or social media channels.
Check this one out:
You can download the PDF here: infographic-1
Or just check out their website! Worldbreastfeedingweek.org
You will find SO much there, to use, share and ingest. If you support Breastfeeding, or just want to know more about it and how it truly helps the world, make sure to stop by – not just during World Breastfeeding Week, but year round!
2 – Unicef.org /uk
The UK division of Unicef has outlined the weeks activities in a handy, link heavy post that directs you through the educational delight that is World Breastfeeding Week.
I love Unicef for many reasons, least of which is their main purpose:
UNICEF’s mission statement. UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.
As for what they do, their FAQ page answers that as well:
In cooperation with governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs),UNICEF saves and protects the world’s most vulnerable children, working to ensure child rights and providing health care, immunizations, nutrition, access to safe water and sanitation services, basic education, protection and emergency relief.
Unicef is a WORLD wide organization, with branches spanning throughout the globe. While there have been recent scandals and failings associated with the behemoth, the ultimate goal and heart of the association seem genuine.
3 – Unicef.org/USA
The American Division of Unicef lacks the full range of the UK World Breastfeeding Week page, yet it is still worth a visit. Stories abound, bringing to light the achievements of mothers through out the country, and what an impact Breastfeeding makes.
4 – Huffington Post
The Huffington Post has changed in recent years, yet this article featured in the Canadian Division holds promise and inspiration.
A collection of 5 empowering stories from a Hockey player mom to Midwives who said ‘NO’ to the bottle, this piece pulls together a wealth of tales sure to make you smile. What better way to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week?
While NOT an article, searching for #WorldBreastfeedingWeek on Instagram will fill up your breastfeeding bucket and delight the eyes. Women (and men) from ALL over the world are sharing their inspiring pictures, stories and experiences. It’s love at first glance and empowering to boot.
What about you? What fantastic articles or resources have you found this week? Have your written one? Post a comment with the link and share the love!
If you have enjoyed this article, please be sure to check out a few of my other ones:
- What to do when Breastfeeding Hurts
- Online Breastfeeding Resources
- Natural Breastfeeding FULL Home Study Course
- Learn to Love the Mother you ARE