August 1st through 7th, 2012 marks the 20th anniversary World Breastfeeding Week, an international event intended to promote breastfeeding around the world.
The observance is headed by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, along with UNICEF and the World Health Organization.
To learn read about breastfeeding and how you can support women’s choices to breastfeed, check out:
- My book excerpt Breastfeeding Your Baby
- Our Bodies Our Blog posts on breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding info from womenshealth.gov, including info on common challenges and laws that protect public breastfeeding
- The CDC’s 2012 Breastfeeding Report Card, with info on breastfeeding rates and how well (or not well) our institutions are supporting women who choose to breastfeed