WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action) is the sponsor of the World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) campaign as part of its action plan to facilitate and strengthen social mobilization for breastfeeding. The WBW theme changes yearly to focus on a global unifying breastfeeding promotion message. Click here for a California WBW outreach toolkit.
To amplify the WBW campaign, the United States Breastfeeding Committee declares August as National Breastfeeding Month. In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, USBC hosts a social media advocacy campaign inviting breastfeeding coalitions, member/partner organizations, and individual supporters to join a variety of online actions and conversations to raise awareness and advocate for the policy and practice changes breastfeeding families need. Click here to access the social media advocacy tools.
This link takes you to the Prevention Institute “Building Cross-Sector Collaboration” webpage. It has easy to read and implement tools to develop an effective coalition. There is also a useful paper on the “Tension of Turf”. It is an issue many coalitions face and are never sure how to handle this sensitive issue. The Prevention Institute tools will help you get started on building your community breastfeeding coalition.
Stay connected to our national United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) for collective action! Since convening the first National Conference of State Breastfeeding Coalitions in 2006, the USBC has supported increased capacity and engagement of breastfeeding coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Indian Tribal Organizations. Click here for coalition resources.
This section contains state and local breastfeeding data and statistics. The data and statistics demonstrate breastfeeding trends and outcomes that can guide community decision making, define gaps, prioritize goals, plan interventions and monitor progress.