World Breastfeeding Week 2022: World Breastfeeding Week or WBW is observed every year from 1 August to 7 August. It was first introduced in 1992 to promote the benefits of breastfeeding on both mother and child.
The annual themes of World Breastfeeding Week include the health care system, women and work, community support, ecology, the economy, science, education and human rights.
Since 2016, World Breastfeeding Week has been associated with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018, a World Health Assembly resolution endorsed WBW as an important breastfeeding promotion strategy.
World Breastfeeding Week 2022: Significance
Breastfeeding plays an important role in managing the burden of malnutrition. Breastfeeding provides food security and reduces inequality in society.
Breastmilk is considered the best food for newborn babies as it contains antibodies that help prevent many pediatric diseases. It helps fight germs and bacteria.
World Breastfeeding Week 2022 Theme
The theme of World Breastfeeding Week for 2022 is “Steps to Breastfeeding: Educating and Supporting”.
The theme aims to encourage breastfeeding as it is a very important thing and plays a very important role in the early development of the baby.
During World Breastfeeding Week, events are organized to spread awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding and to educate people about the benefits of breastfeeding.
why breastfeeding is important
According to UNICEF, the baby should be breastfed within an hour of birth and this should continue for the first six months of the baby’s life. However, there are some things that a breastfeeding mother should keep in mind before and after the baby is born.