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National Breastfeeding Month 2019

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

In recognition of National Breastfeeding Month (NBM), each year the USBC hosts a social media advocacy and/or outreach campaign inviting breastfeeding coalitions, member/partner organizations, and individual supporters to join online actions and conversations to build support for the policy and practice changes needed to build a "landscape of breastfeeding support." Read on for resources, tools, and weekly themes for 2019.

NBM 2019: Support Changes Everything

The USBC is thrilled to announce that the theme of National Breastfeeding Month 2019 is "Support Changes Everything."

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There are four sub-themes focusing on the following:

How to Connect & Participate

  • Sign up for news and action alerts at www.usbreastfeeding.org/signup.
  • Follow us on Twitter (@usbreastfeeding). "Like" us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/usbreastfeeding). Follow the hashtags #NBM19 and #SupportChangesEverything on social media and share or retweet campaign posts.
  • Get materials: print posters for your local clinic or buy prizes for your NBM event from our CafePress store.
  • Help spread the word! Let friends, family, and colleagues know about NBM by sending them this link: www.usbreastfeeding.org/nbm19.
  • Submit additional news, tools, and resources at www.usbreastfeeding.org/submit

Week 1: Empowered Parents & Partners

Learning Opportunities:

Action Opportunities:

Tools & Resources:

Week 2: Investing in our future

Learning Opportunities

Action Opportunities:

  • MomsRising:
    • Virtual Event: #WellnessWed Twitter Chat August 14, from 2-3 p.m. ET
      • Theme: Paid Family Leave

Tools & Resources

Week 3: Workplace & Work life (or School)

Learning Opportunities:

Action Opportunities:

  • USBC-Affiliated Paid Leave Constellation:
  • MomsRising:
    • Virtual Event: #WellnessWed Twitter Chat August 21, from 2-3 p.m. ET
      • Theme: Workplace Supports
  • UNICEF:

Tools & Resources:

Week 4: Black Breastfeeding Week: The World is Yours: Imagine. Innovate. Liberate.

Learning Opportunities:

Action Opportunities:

  • Black Breastfeeding Week:
    • Events: "Baby Lift Up" (events held at locations across the United States, additional information coming soon)
  • MomsRising in coordination with Black Breastfeeding Week founders:
    • Virtual Event: #WellnessWed Twitter Chat August 21, from 2-3 p.m. ET
      • Theme: Black Breastfeeding Week - "The World is Yours: Imagine. Innovate. Liberate"

Tools & Resources: