Brazil: World Breastfeeding Week aims to mobilize society


Posted on August 2, 2016. 

In addition to the health benefits for the baby and the nursing mother, breastfeeding contributes to sustainable development and toward reducing social inequality. This is the message of this year’s edition of the World Breastfeeding Week campaign which begins Monday (Aug. 1st) and runs until August 7. In Brazil, the campaign is run by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Brazilian Pediatrics Society (SBP). 

Elsa Giugliani, chair of the SBP’s Breastfeeding Science Department, says breastfeeding can contribute toward achieving several of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as expressed in 169 targets which form the core of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. 

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