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World Breastfeeding Week

4 August, 2017

World Breastfeeding Week

The RCM is supporting this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, which runs until Monday (August 7).

The theme this year is sustaining breastfeeding together and the campaign is calling on advocates and activists, decision-makers and celebrants to forge new partnerships. 
 
Claire Livingstone, RCM professional policy advisor, said: ‘Marking this week the RCM believes is vitally important in helping to break down the barriers that women, as mothers, face on a daily basis, both in the UK and across the globe. 

‘We believe that providing evidence-based information to women will better assist them in making the best choice for them when it comes to breastfeeding.
 
‘There has been significant and reliable evidence produced over recent years to show that breastfeeding has important health advantages for both mother and baby, breastfeeding is known to positively impact on mother-baby relationships as well as nurturing maternal and infant mental health.’
 
She added that breastfeeding can also make an ‘enormous contribution to public health’ and midwives, alongside MSWs, are the key health professionals to deliver this. 

For more information and downloadable resources, click here.

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