August 1st through 7th, 2012 marks the 20th anniversary World Breastfeeding Week, an international event intended to promote breastfeeding around the world.
To learn more about breastfeeding and how you can support women’s choices to breastfeed, check out:
- OBOS book excerpts, Breastfeeding Your Baby and Breast-Feeding and Baby-Friendly Hospitals
- Our Bodies Our Blog posts on breastfeeding
- Breastfeeding web links
- 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