The World Health Organization recommends that all babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. In low and middle income countries, breastfeeding is a particularly powerful means of preventing malnutrition and promoting optimal physical and cognitive growth. Still, women around the world continue to face obstacles that make this practice difficult--from perceived trouble producing milk to lack of supportive workplace environments.
SPRING advocates for supportive breastfeeding environments and practices everyday, but the annual World Breastfeeding Week marks a special opportunity to promote breastfeeding in the communities where we work. Since 2014, our country offices have found a variety of ways to celebrate: from fairs and contests to rickshaw parades and dancing. Take a peek at these events from past years, and join us on Facebook and Twitter from August 1-7 to celebrate #WBW2017!