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National Breastfeeding Month 2015

On August 6, 2011, USBC officially declared that August is National Breastfeeding Month.

In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month (NBM) 2015, the USBC will host a social media advocacy campaign inviting breastfeeding coalitions, member/partner organizations, and individual supporters to join a variety of online actions and conversations to raise awareness and advocate for the policy and practice changes breastfeeding families need. Each week the campaign will focus on a specific sector or system of support with an aligned legislative/policy goal. Weekly Twitter chats, Twitter "target tools," and advocacy action alerts will inspire education and action to support breastfeeding families from the grassroots to the treetops! 

    NBM 2015 Schedule

    Save the date(s): Each Wednesday of the month, join the USBC and other partners for the MomsRising #WellnessWed Twitter chat on the week's theme, from 2-3 p.m. ET.

    • August 1-7: Breastfeeding at Work: Let's Make it Work! with World Breastfeeding Week (action/education on federal "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" law and Supporting Working Moms Act) **TAKE ACTION**
    • August 7-10: Innocenti Declaration: 25 Year Anniversary
    • August 11-17: Breastfeeding in Health Care Coverage: Mind the Gaps! (action/education on the state of breastfeeding coverage in private plans, Medicaid, and TRICARE) **TAKE ACTION**
    • August 18-24: Breastfeeding in the Community: Wherever Moms Are! (action/education on Friendly Airports for Mothers Act and support in public spaces such as faith communities and sports stadiums) **TAKE ACTION**
    • August 25-31: Black Breastfeeding Week: Lift Every Baby **TAKE ACTION**

    How to Participate

    • Follow us on Twitter (@usbreastfeeding) and "like" us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usbreastfeeding).
    • Follow the campaign hashtag #NBM15 on Facebook and Twitter and share or retweet campaign posts.
    • Tweet key targets with our easy-to-use template messages: visit this page each week and click the "Take Action" link next to the week's topic in the schedule to access our "target tools."
    • Join the #WellnessWed Twitter chats each Wednesday of the month, from 2-3 p.m. ET.
    • Help spread the word! Share the campaign with friends and family by sending them this link: www.usbreastfeeding.org/nbm. See additional templates for promotion below…

    Campaign Promotion Templates

    Tweet, post, or pin our shareable campaign graphic:

    NBM15 Campaign Schedule

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Facebook: August is National #Breastfeeding Month! Learn what you can do in just two minutes to support breastfeeding families at work, in health care coverage, and in the community. www.usbreastfeeding.org/nbm #NBM15

    Twitter: August is Nat'l #Breastfeeding Month: time to support thriving families & communities! Get involved at www.usbreastfeeding.org/nbm #NBM15

    Newsletter: In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month (NBM) 2015, the USBC will host a social media advocacy campaign inviting breastfeeding coalitions, member/partner organizations, and individual supporters to join a variety of online actions and conversations to raise awareness and advocate for the policy and practice changes breastfeeding families need. Each week the campaign will focus on a specific sector or system of support with an aligned legislative/policy goal. Weekly Twitter chats, Twitter "target tools," and advocacy action alerts will inspire education and action to support breastfeeding families from the grassroots to the treetops!

    NBM 2015 Schedule

    • August 1-7: Breastfeeding at Work: Let's Make it Work! with World Breastfeeding Week
    • August 7-10: Innocenti Declaration: 25 year Anniversary
    • August 11-17: Breastfeeding in Health Care Coverage: Mind the Gaps!
    • August 18-24: Breastfeeding in the Community: Wherever Moms Are!
    • August 25-31: Black Breastfeeding Week: Lift Every Baby

    There are many ways to participate! Learn more at www.usbreastfeeding.org/nbm.