Nia:wen to all of the amazing Istas who helped us celebrate World Breastfeeding Week!

This year’s theme was Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility. Pregnancy and lactation are an especially vulnerable time for working women and their families. Expectant and nursing mothers require special protection to prevent harm to their or their infants’ health, and they need adequate time to give birth, to recover, and to nurse their children. At the same time, they also require protection to ensure that their jobs are not jeopardized because of pregnancy or maternity leave. Maternity protection is key to enable breastfeeding and empower parents for a successful implementation of recommended breastfeeding practices.