World Breastfeeding Week 2020

World Breastfeeding Week 2020

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This year the theme for World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet!

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Skip to: LLLI Resources for WBW
Skip to: Some La Leche League Events
Skip to: Collaborative Events – Get Involved!
Skip to: Achieving Health Equity: Providing Skilled Breastfeeding Support Universally


Our partners, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) coordinate and organise World Breastfeeding Week between the 1st and 7th August. 
Find more information here.

Historically, World Breastfeeding Week honors the August 1990 signing of the Innocenti Declaration by government policymakers, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and other organizations. That document helped pave the way for protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding worldwide. But there is still much work to be done!

Join us as we celebrate #WBW2020 – we have collaborated with WABA to create a series of resources which we will publish through the week. We will also be sharing information from La Leche League entities around the world and from our global partners. This year most entities are doing online events, so now it is possible to attend more events in different countries and different languages!

Pledge to participate in the #WBW2020 celebrations by sending WABA details of your activities: they will pin your information to their Pledge Map.
Use this link:


Look out for an article in our online magazine Breastfeeding Today – Four Reasons to Go Outdoors and Breastfeed In Nature.
LLLI will be collaborating with WABA to publish a variety of social media posts and resources, in multiple languages, throughout the week.
Follow us on our social media platforms to catch them all:


“Rabietas, Berrinches Y Pataletas” Con Carlos Gonzalez

Liga de La Leche Latinoamérica te invita al evento de apertura de la Semana Mundial de Lactancia Materna 2020.
Carlos González, en vivo.
Conferencia: “Rabietas, berrinches y pataletas.”
– Presenta: Lic. Mónica Tesone. Líder de Liga de La Leche Argentina.
– Día: 1 de agosto.
– Hora: 14.00 hs (Argentina).
– Plataforma: ¡Te invitamos a suscribirte!

“Sulking, Tantrums And Kicking” with Carlos Gonzalez

La Leche League Latin America invites you to the opening event of World Breastfeeding Week 2020.
A live virtual conference with renowned Spanish pediatrician and writer, expert on breastfeeding and loving parenting, Carlos Gonzalez.
– Presented by: Lic. Mónica Tesone. Leader of La Leche League Argentina.
– Day: 1 August.
– Time: 2:00 p.m. (Argentina), 17.00 GMT.
– Platform: We invite you to subscribe!

Virtual tea party hosted by  La Leche League Sydney Northern Beaches (Australia)

Liga de La Leche Argentina

Esta semana te invitamos a disfrutar de 6 charlas brindadas por voluntarias de Liga de La Leche Argentina.
¡Una por día, desde el domingo 2 al viernes 7!

6 talks led by volunteers from La Leche Argentina League, One per day from Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th!

LLL USA Live Love Latch®!

Live, Love, Latch®! is a National Breastfeeding Month celebration presented by La Leche League USA and hosted by LLL USA Groups across the country. Live, Love, Latch!® events are designed not only to celebrate breastfeeding but also to highlight community support. Some events are happening now during World Breastfeeding Week – find details here.

LLL Japan Virtual Event

5th August. Find details of their online event here

Find more events listed here

  • 1-7 August: engage and share posts on social media, share your events with us!
  • 3-4 August: Tap into the knowledge of experts during the 48-hour AskMeAnything (#AMA) session on WABA’s Facebook page – the panel includes La Leche League Leader Britta Boutry-Stadelmann. Responses will be given on the 7 August.
  • 5 August: LLLI will join a Twitter Storm led by WABA
  • 6 August: Listen to the interview on the importance of skilled mother support especially during crises/emergencies with Dr. Amal Omer-Salem and Dr. Felicity Savage of WABA

This webinar, on the 5 August, has been organized by the Global Breastfeeding Collective. La Leche League International is one of more than 20 international organizations that are part of this collective, coordinated by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
Pre-registration is required. When you register you will receive a link inviting you to submit questions.
The webinar will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation in French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.
Register here