World Breastfeeding Week 2020 - Healthier Planet
Happy World Breastfeeding Week (WBW)! The first week of August is such a special week for all of us, especially those who are/ used to breastfeed, not only we are raising awareness of breastfeeding, it is also a time to say thank you to every breastfeeding mums for not giving up in breastfeeding, we all know how lonely and tiring it can be. We want to say that you’re not only making a difference to your baby, you are also making a difference to the world.
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Breastfeeding & Sustainability
Breastfeeding is an eco-friendly action, you are saving scarce resources and minimising pollution.
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action WABA has put up a list of how breastfeeding meets the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- No Poverty
Breastfeeding is natural & low cost, affordable by everyone compared to formula milk.
Breast milk provides energy and lifelong health benefits to the baby.
Good Health & Wellbeing
Breast milk brings positive benefits to both the baby and the mother physically and mentally.
Breast milk helps to enhance cognitive development, making children learning-ready.
Breast milk ensures that every child has “a fair and best start in life”.
Clean Water & Sanitation
Unlike formula powder that requires access to clean water, breast milk provides everything a bub needs, including water.
Affordable & Clean Energy
Breastfeeding requires less scarce energy than producing formula.
Decent Work & Economic Growth
“Breastfeeding women who are supported by their employers are more productive and loyal.”
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Breastfeeding rooms/ spaces could really support working breastfeeding mums.
Supporting breastfeeding could help with closing inequality gaps.
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Breastfeeding mothers need to “feel safe and welcome in all public spaces”.
Responsible Consumption and Production
Breastfeeding is eco-friendly that doesn’t create pollution nor require using scarce resources.
Breastfeeding helps with climate change.
Life Below Water
Breastfeeding creates less waste & pollution in the ocean.
Life On Land
Breastfeeding has a low carbon footprint.
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Breastfeeding is a human right matter.
Partnerships for the Goals
The Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding enhanced partnerships across sectors.
Thank you for making the world a healthier planet!