Some country marks this occasion in a week between 1st to 7th August 2022, and some others mark it on one special day on the 1st of August 2022. This is the World Breastfeeding Day or Week. Many people may not have realized how important breastfeeding is, that’s why this day needs to be commemorated. Breast milk is the only best source of infant intake, so it is important to prevent cases of malnutrition that often occur in children.
According to UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund), Breastfeeding also boosts brain development. Not only that, but UNICEF has also explained that breastfeeding provides children the best start in life and benefits lifelong for the mother and the baby. Infants who are not fully or partially breastfed have a higher risk of diarrhea and are more likely to die from severe malnutrition if they don’t get lifesaving treatment. Also, the breastmilk substitutes pose significant health risks to vulnerable infants and should only be provided when all other options have been explored, taught UNICEF.
Fyi, cited to UNICEF, breastfeeding milk provides all the nutrients babies need until about six months, where the early initiation of breastfeeding is in the first hour of birth, exclusive breastfeeding is between 0-5 months and continued breastfeeding at 6-23 months baby offers a powerful line of defense against infection and malnutrition.
Realizing the importance of breastfeeding, since 1990, UNICEF together with World Health Organization (WHO) created a memorandum to support and encourage breastfeeding. Then, in 1991, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) was established as the following effort. Cited to worldbreastfeedingweek.org, WABA is a global network of individuals and organizations dedicated to the protection, promotion, and support of breastfeeding worldwide.
This year, World Breastfeeding Day or Week is going on under the theme “Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support,” and organizations and nations are urged to create safeguards for breastfeeding. Then, here is Twibbonize coming to you with a super easy way to support this World Breastfeeding Day or Week. Absolutely, spreading the awareness with Twibbonize frame, because why not? Various frames with World Breastfeeding Day or Week theme are ready for you to use very easily in Twibbonize. Below are some of them:
Not only support the existing campaign of World Breastfeeding Day or Week, but you can also be the initiator. If you are in an organization, or either you want to do it by yourself, you are very welcome in Twibbonize. Prepare the frame, and create the campaign page in Twibbonize. There are several modules you can utilize to maximize your movement for World Breastfeeding Day or Week. Then, share it with your family and friends via social media (as the most powerful communication channel today, right?). Let’s raise awareness of the numerous advantages of breastfeeding!