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New Resources to Support Breastfeeding

The NC Breastfeeding Coalition just sent this message about new resources:

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, the WHO and UNICEF unveiled a new partnership called the Breastfeeding Advocacy Collective that brings together more than 20 organizations around one goal: increase attention and investment on breastfeeding worldwide.

Newly released materials include:

  • A Call to Action that calls upon governments, development partners and civil society to focus on seven priorities for action to improve breastfeeding rates worldwide.
  • The Investment Case for Breastfeeding, which highlights why breastfeeding is an investment in children’s survival, growth and development and in human capital formation.
  • The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, a first ever report that evaluates and compares 194 low, middle, and high-income countries on the seven priorities for action on breastfeeding.

All materials and more can be found at www.unicef.org/breastfeeding. We encourage you to make good use of these materials during World Breastfeeding Week (… and beyond!) to make the case for increased attention to breastfeeding, one of the smartest investments a country can make.

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