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Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding is a Human Right

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) has crafted a Statement with Call for Action to position breastfeeding as a crucial part of the nutrition debate. The WABA Statement to the second International Conference on Nutirition (ICN2) asserts that the Protection, Promotion and Support of Breastfeeding is a human right, and is a vital component of any concrete response that governments and relevant UN agencies intend to take in tackling the critical problems facing countries on nutrition. ICN2 will take place 19-21 November 2014, in Rome, Italy.  The conference will convene high-level government officials and stakeholders with the overall goal of improving diets and raising nutrition levels through policies that more effectively address today’s major nutrition challenges.  

ICM has endorsed this Statement along with: Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM), International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), La Leche League International (LLLI), Wellstart International; the Carolina Global Breastfeeding Institute (CGBI - University of North Carolina), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), and the International Society of Social Pediatrics and Child Health (ISSOP).

You can read the full statement here

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