The Colorado WIC Program’s theme for World Breastfeeding Week, traditionally held Aug. 1 through 7, and throughout the month of August is Find Your Village. The theme focuses on the important role each of us plays in creating a village of support around mothers, caregivers and families to ensure every family can meet their breastfeeding goals. This theme is an alternative to the 2017 World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action’s (WABA) theme of Sustaining Breastfeeding Together.
Breastfeeding support can, or should be found in seven focus areas within each community:
- Healthcare providers
- Community resources
- Work and school
- Child care
- Family and friends
Click here for the 2017 Action Packet that contains ideas, graphics and handouts to use and share throughout your community. Visit www.breastfeedcolorado.com for more resources and information.