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La Leche League Canada

World Breastfeeding Week Canada 2016

on October 3, 2016

In Canada, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from October 1st to 7th. This year the theme chosen by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development.  

We hope you will participate in events in your community. La Leche League Canada is celebrating – for more information visit
⦁ enter our Photo Contest
⦁ share your story with us for possible future publication
⦁ purchase our beautiful La Leche League Canada 2017 calendar!  It’s easy to order and have it delivered right to you. Discounts available for bulk orders.
⦁ become a LLLC Friend
⦁ make a donation in support of breastfeeding

Celebrate and support breastfeeding families during World Breastfeeding Week Canada 2016!




WBW 2016 theme is Breastfeeding: A Key to Sustainable Development
“By recognizing that breastfeeding is a key to sustainable development, we will value our wellbeing from the start of life, respect each other and care for the world we share.”
This theme celebrates the start of the Sustainable Development Goals and takes up the challenge to frame infant and young child feeding strategies within sustainable development. It will enable the breastfeeding movement (and beyond) to connect with a variety of development issues over the next 15 years.
World Breastfeeding Week covers the main link areas between breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals along 5 broad themes (1) nutrition/food security, 2) health, well-being and survival, 3) environment and climate change, 4) work productivity, empowerment, social protection,and 5) sustainable partnerships and rule of law.

The objectives of WBW 2016 are:

Inform:  To inform people about the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how they relate to breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF).

Firmly anchor: To firmly anchor breastfeeding as a key component of sustainable development

Galvanize: To galvanize a variety of actions at all levels on breastfeeding and IYCF in the new era of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Engage: To engage and collaborate with a wider range of actors around promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding.

wbw2016-logoSMWorld Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), 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’s core partners include La Leche League International (LLLI), as well as the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA),and Wellstart International. 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).





If you need more information or have a breastfeeding problem or concern, you are strongly encouraged to talk directly to an accredited La Leche League Leader. In Canada, Leaders can be located by clicking or Internationally

If you have found this article helpful, La Leche League Canada would appreciate your support. Your donation is essential and very much appreciated to help LLLC cover the cost of producing breastfeeding resources: or become a LLLC Friend




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