World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) August, 2013

Happy 21st World Breastfeeding Week! 

21st WABA coordinated World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), which have breastfeeding advocates, government officials, groups and individuals in over 174 countries worldwide celebrating the WBW theme 'BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: Close to MOTHERS' - focusing on breastfeeding peer counseling was celebrated. "Women are often drawn to other women with whom they share life experiences, especially when those experiences relate to parenting. When new mothers have someone who can understand and identify with their experiences, they can better enjoy and cope with parenthood. A peer counselor is an invaluable partner with mothers in their journey through parenthood, helping them gain confidence in their ability to breastfeed" said Anne Batterjee of La Leche League International, and key writer of the theme-related WBW Action Folder produced by WABA.WABA looks forward to collaborating with celebrants around the world to make World Breastfeeding Week 2013 a great success in promoting peer counseling as a vital way in which mothers can get support close to where they are.

Reference: The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA)