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SPRING Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week 2017

The World Health Organization recommends that all babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life. In low and middle income countries, breastfeeding is a particularly powerful means of preventing malnutrition and promoting optimal physical and cognitive growth. Still, women around the world continue to face obstacles that make this practice difficult--from perceived trouble producing milk to lack of supportive workplace environments.

SPRING advocates for supportive breastfeeding environments and practices everyday, but the annual World Breastfeeding Week marks a special opportunity to promote breastfeeding in the communities where we work. Since 2014, our country offices have found a variety of ways to celebrate: from fairs and contests to rickshaw parades and dancing. Take a peek at these events from past years, and join us on Facebook and Twitter from August 1-7 to celebrate #WBW2017!