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World Breastfeeding Week around the world

Sharing your wonderful work will show linkage and solidarity with the global World Breastfeeding Week campaign. We would be happy to hear from you & give you some space for your efforts in promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding!

Remember to send us pictures,  news, media reports about your activities and you'll receive a free breastfeeding photo calendar 2008.

What's happening in your country

We would like to get more information on your country and highlight the challenges in initiating breastfeeding during the first hour of baby’s life. What percentage of women begin breastfeeding within ONE hour of birth in your country? Mention the study, its population scope and year of study to waba@streamyx.com. Make this your first activity for WBW 2007!

1-7 August 2007


Initiation of breastfeeding within the 1st hour of birth is the first and most vital step towards reducing infant and under-five mortality, by reducing the overwhelmingly high neonatal mortality rate. Save ONE million babies – beginning with one action, one hour support and one message: beginning breastfeeding within the 1st hour of birth! Download WBW 2007 materials here! We will add more resources for you as and when they are ready.

Synchronized Breastfeeding Worldwide Campaign

WBW 2007 Synchronized Breastfeeding Worldwide!
Congrats to all over 10,000 motherbabies for making this event a success!

Over 10,000 mothers and babies in 14 countries joined efforts to breastfeed in a global synchronized breastfeeding project on 8 August 2007, which was organized in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week. The event, carried out at 325 sites in 14 countries at 10am their local time, attracted 10,103 motherbabies. A total of 9,826 motherbaby pairs successfully latched on for one minute. Click here to read more about the Synchronized Breastfeeding Worldwide. Also visit the website for more information and materials www.breastfeedingworld.net

In May 2006, the Philippines, broke the Guinness World Record on Simultaneous Breastfeeding in a Single Site when they gathered 3,541 mothers with the City of Manila. This year, they created the First Guinness World Record on Simultaneous Breastfeeding in Multiple Sites when they gathered more than 20,000 mothers in more than 400 sites. The organizing group, Children for Breastfeeding, in partnership with WABA, is planning for the first ever attempt to foster cooperation among nations to establish another Guinness World Record in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.

Witness the Breast Crawl!

Every newborn, when placed on the mother’s abdomen, soon after birth, has the ability to find her mother’s breast all on her own and to decide when to take the first breastfeed. This is called the ‘Breast Crawl’. It is nature’s miraculous way of initiating breastfeeding. This project is undertaken by UNICEF Maharashtra  and BPNI Maharashtra. Click here to go to the website and download the free video documentary and scientific information.

The Breast Crawl

What is the Initiation Rate in Your Country?

The State of the World's Breastfeeding Report Card, compiled by IBFAN Asia, shows the statistic on the initiation of breastfeeding within one hour. Click here to go to the website to find out if your country has such info. If the rate is high, great! If it is low or no data at all, this is an opportunity for you to approach your health ministries on the importance of such crucial data!

WBW 2007 Photo Contest: photo, many stories!

Thanks to all who participated in the WBW 07 Photo Contest! We received a total of 207 entries, and the jury had a hard time selecting the winning photos. Click here to view the winning photos.

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Celebrating WBW? opportunity for your group!

Application for WBW 07 Seedgrants is now closed!
We received more than 85 proposals from 36 countries, and would like to thank you for interest in celebrating WBW this year! We have 5-10 seedgrants to be given, each amounting US$500-US$1,000. We will be informing you of the status of your applications soon.


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WABA: Protects, Promotes and Supports Breastfeeding Worldwide The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support  of breastfeeding worldwide. WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. Its core partners are IBFAN, LLLI,  ILCA,  Wellstart International and ABM. Find out more at the WABA website.