The Breastfeeding Corner

World Breastfeeding Week was developed by The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organizations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide. WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.

WABA's present Core Partners are also all the main international breastfeeding organizations: Academy for Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), La Leche League International (LLLI), and Wellstart International (WI). WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF, and is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

  1. Galvanize support to enable women to work and breastfeed safely and adequately.

  • Promote actions by employers to become family friendly and support employed women to continue to breastfeed.
  • Inform people of global maternity protection entitlements, and raise awareness of the need to strengthen legislation.
  • Strengthen, facilitate and showcase supportive practices that enable women working in the informal sector to breastfeed.
  • Engage with target groups and organizations to protect the breastfeeding rights of women in the workplace.