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FYI: Breastfeeding campaigns :

July 20, 2017

Sustaining Breastfeeding Together is the theme of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated internationally Aug. 1-7. The U.S. Breastfeeding Committee ( celebrates National Breastfeeding Month throughout August.

The campaigns call on advocates and decision-makers to form partnerships and protect and promote breastfeeding.

In support of these campaigns, the AAP Section on Breastfeeding encourages pediatricians to check out its educational, policy and advocacy resources to help families support optimal breastfeeding practices and environments.

  • The PediaLink course Breastfeeding Matters — The Pediatrician's Role is offered for free Aug. 1-7. Register at
  • AAP social media sites will highlight National Breastfeeding Month activities. Pediatricians can share their activities via the Section on Breastfeeding Facebook page, Check with your hospital, health department or WIC office and participate in planned activities to highlight the importance of breastfeeding. Plan an event at your office to support breastfeeding families and pregnant moms.
  • RadioMD,, and AAP Voices,, are featuring breastfeeding topics during August.

Find practice resources on the section website,, and Facebook page, or the AAP breastfeeding page at Find information for parents on at

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