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Saint John Breastfeeding Alliance

World Breastfeeding Week 2000

Saint John Breastfeeding Alliance celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

For the ninth year in a row, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has initiated World Breastfeeding Week, which is celebrated in over 100 countries. WABA is a global network of organizations and individuals working to support, promote and protect breastfeeding. Infact Canada spearheads the program across Canada by coordinating World Breastfeeding Week activities and information. This year's theme is Breastfeeding: Its Your Right, in their words:

"This year, WBW focuses on breastfeeding
                as a human right. New research is
                constantly revealing ever more clearly that it
                is not possible for infants and their mothers
                to achieve optimal health unless the
                conditions are created that allow women to
                practise exclusive breastfeeding for about six
                months and to continue breastfeeding, while
                providing adequate complementary foods, up
                to two years of age and beyond. Breastfeeding is a right of mothers and makes
                a major contribution to the realization of the child's right to food, health and care."

Return to the main Saint John Breastfeeding Alliance page.

Author: Thomas Wetmore
Last Updated: Sunday, April 9, 2000