In a world filled with inequality, crises and poverty, breastfeeding is the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers. We are excited to announce the slogan of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2018:

BREASTFEEDING: Foundation of Life



The logo features the WBW-SDGs Campaign 'triad' of two adults and an infant, which reinforces the importance of working together to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. Branches, leaves and sprouts represent growth and development. The line extending from the triad and sprouting into leaves are the links between breastfeeding and nutrition, food security and poverty reduction. This reflects the #WBW2018 slogan Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life. The ochre colour of #WBW2018 graphics is consistent with the WBW-SDGs Campaign Thematic Area 1.

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Objectives of #WBW2018



people about how breastfeeding is linked to nutrition, food security and poverty reduction



breastfeeding within the nutrition, food security and poverty reduction agenda



with individuals/organisations working on these issues



action to advance breastfeeding as part of nutrition, food security and poverty reduction strategies

We all have an important role to play in ensuring the growth, development and survival of children around the world.

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About World Breastfeeding Week


World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

WABA coordinates the annual World Breastfeeding Week campaign. WABA works closely with many organisations and individuals. Our partners in this effort include:  the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) , La Leche League International (LLLI) , United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) , World Health Organisation (WHO) , Food Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and several other international organisations.

WABA's work, including World Breastfeeding Week, is made possible through the generous support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

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