It's World Breastfeeding Week 2019World Breastfeeding Week 2019 and the theme this year is empower parents, enable breastfeeding.
I love the theme this year. WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action)WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action) comes up with a great theme each year but this may be my favorite.
Becoming an empowered breastfeeding parent was a journey for me and took many years until I felt completely comfortable breastfeeding, and empowered.
A lot has changed even since I had my first child seven years ago and became a breastfeeding parent for the first time. I was not feeling empowered when she was born. I struggled, she was in the NICU, and I was pretty sure breastfeeding was not for me in those early days.
But with a lot of help from lactation consultants and other resources I went on to successfully breastfeed for many years and three children total.
I now realize how important empowering parents really is when it comes to enabling breastfeeding.
Here are some infographics and information from the World Breastfeeding Week 2019 site.
Check them all out and visit the site for more information!World Breastfeeding Week 2019