World Breastfeeding Week 2017 was celebrated all around the world, and of course, in New Zealand too.
In New Zealand the Big-Latch-On events present an opportunity to celebrate breastfeeding with breastfeeding women and their supporters. This year there were Big-Latch-On events in Christchurch at the McFaddens Centre, Christchurch Women’s Hospital and in Burwood, and also in Lyttelton, Rangiora, Timaru, Waimate, Geraldine, Temuka, Fairlie, Ashburton, Rakaia, Methven, and Twizel. The grand wider Canterbury total of women breastfeeding was 215. Congratulations to all the women who attended the events, the organisers, the supporters/helpers and to Women’s Health Action Auckland for the national organisation of this event.
Here’s some information about the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and their World Breastfeeding Week work –
“In 2016, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action began the 15-year journey to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by linking each of these goals to breastfeeding. But, we cannot achieve sustainable development without multi-level partnerships at all levels. The World Breastfeeding Week’s 25th year in 2017 is about working together for the common good! #WBW2017 will call on advocates and activists, decision-makers and celebrants to forge new and purposeful partnerships. Together, let’s attract political support, media attention, participation of young people and widen our pool of celebrants and supporters”
Link to WABA here