Monday, August 2, 2010

World Breastfeeding Week!

This week is world breastfeeding week! The Orgasmic Birth Website has a great post describing the history of WBW--a good read! Enjoy!

I particularly like the evidence of positive change mentioned in this excerpt

Today, 28% of all maternity facilities in the world, in more than 152 countries, have implemented these steps. UNICEF recently noted that child deaths around the world declined from 13 million in 1990 to 8.8 million in 2008 in part due to increased early and exclusive breastfeeding. However, much more remains to be done.

So often, the most effective ways to improve health are the simplest. Breasts: life saving devices!

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