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World Breastfeeding Week 1 to 7 August 2023

Let’s make breastfeeding and work, work!

  • More than half a billion working women are not given essential maternity protections in national laws
  • Just 20% of countries require employers to provide employees with paid breaks and facilities for breastfeeding or expressing milk
  • Fewer than half of infants under 6 months of age are exclusively breastfed.

World Breastfeeding WeekWorld Breastfeeding Week

Let’s Make Breastfeeding Work webinar

3 August 2023 14:00 – 15:00 CET

Please join the Global Breastfeeding Collective at a webinar to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. Maternity leave and workplace accommodations are critical features of environments that enable breastfeeding. Hear from mothers about their experiences combining work and breastfeeding, get new ideas from countries who have used evidence-based policies to make breastfeeding work, learn about updated maternity leave recommendations, and find resources to support advocacy.

The webinar, Let’s Make Breastfeeding Work, will be held:

Thursday, 03 August 2023

5 am Vancouver
8 am New York
1 pm Lagos
2 pm Geneva
5:30 pm India
10 pm Sydney

Find the event in your time zone here.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian & Spanish.


The Global Breastfeeding Collective is a partnership of more than 20 prominent international agencies, including the World Health Organization and UNICEF, calling on donors, policymakers, philanthropists and civil society to increase investment in breastfeeding worldwide.

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