1-7th August 2015 World Breastfeeding Week

By Ralueke Ekezie | 02 Aug, 2015

Here is the Theme of this year's World Breast feeding day 2015 campaign - Let's make it work!

Below is the WHO Breastfeeding week 2015 abstract, this is intended to improve the breast feeding level as well as the health of the babies around the world especially the LMICs. This campaign is not only targeted to the poorer countries but to the entire world and the Health Ministries to encourage breast feeding within their countries. There are many campaigning products at the WHO website for Lawmakers, Trade unions, co-workers, employers and the target for this year.

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

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Dr Shanta Ghatak Replied at 6:55 AM, 2 Aug 2015

Which country has the largest population that breast feed all their children?
It is may be one of the poorest countries in this world but it is mind boggling experience .......to see every mother young and old breast feed their children and tie them behind their backs with a piece of cloth carrying the tiny ones around amidst the shine and the rains. All of them may not be dirt poor but still they do breast feed nicely. All these women put their infants to their breasts with so much ease and without any pretension ....without even bothering to look for a cover.......it has been really a very big experience in West African countries
And I find it an immensely gratifying and bold step for all these mothers who will never show up in the covers of any magazine or formula feed company containers

Sent from Shanta's iPad

deborah van dyke Replied at 6:00 PM, 4 Aug 2015

In recognition of the importance of breastfeeding for newborn lives, Global Health Media Project has produced a new set of videos designed to help breastfeeding mothers. The videos are being released over the course of this week to mark and support World Breastfeeding Week.

Breastfeeding is a skill that is learned most effectively by "seeing and doing". The power of visuals is vitally important for mothers learning how to breastfeed. Our nine new videos—narrated in English, French, Spanish, and (soon) Swahili—will help mothers by providing practical information on “how to” skills and problem management.

The videos are intended primarily for mothers in the developing world, but may be helpful for breastfeeding mothers worldwide. The topics are: Breastfeeding in the First Hours After Birth Positions for Breastfeeding, Attaching Your Baby at the Breast, Is Your Baby Getting Enough Milk, Increasing Your Milk Supply, How to Express Breastmilk, Storing Breastmilk Safely, What to Do About Breast Pain, and What To Do About Nipple Pain. They can be viewed on-line as well as downloaded free-of-charge in several sizes through this link: http://globalhealthmedia.org/videos/breastfeeding/

Thanks and kind regards,

Deborah Van Dyke, Director
Global Health Media Project

Monique Germain Moderator Replied at 9:17 PM, 4 Aug 2015

As a way to improve breast feeding level, the Governor of the state of Illinois in the United States has made additional rooms available to breast feeding mothers at Chicago O Hare International airport effective this week. Good news for breast-feeding mothers!

Mark Karnes Replied at 10:20 PM, 4 Aug 2015

Hi. Do you know if a translation will be available in Amharic?


Mark T. Karnes D.O.
Soddo Christian Hospital
Wolaitta, Soddo

deborah van dyke Replied at 12:52 PM, 7 Aug 2015

Dear Mark,

We are able to provide voice-over in English, French, Spanish, and Swahili. We rely on partners to assist with other languages. Please let us know if you or other colleagues are interested in assisting with Amharic.



Mark Karnes Replied at 12:12 AM, 8 Aug 2015


Sara Holtz Replied at 9:17 PM, 8 Aug 2015

Here's a blog about breastfeeding that my colleague in DR Congo wrote about the use of support groups to educate and encourage early and exclusive breastfeeding.

Early to Breast, Early to Thrive: Let’s Make It Work for Women in Developing Countries

by Matthieu Koy Matili, Sara Holtz, DrPH, MPHLuis Tam, MD, DrPH


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