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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

Week 1: Empowered Parents & Partners             NBM 2019 Week One Small.png

Learning Opportunities:

Action Opportunities:

  • MomsRising:
    • Virtual Event: #WellnessWed Twitter Chat August 7, from 2-3 p.m. ET

Tools & Resources:

Week 2: Investing in our future            NBM19 Week Two Small.png

Learning Opportunities

Action Opportunities:

Tools & Resources

Week 3: Workplace & Work life (or School)            NBM19 Week Three Small.png

Learning Opportunities:

Action Opportunities:

  • U.S. Department of Labor:
    • Online Dialogue: "Supporting Nursing Mothers in the Workplace"
      • Ideas and comments gathered from this online dialogue will be used to guide DOL’s work to expand and enhance compliance assistance resources and materials on the Break Time for Nursing Mothers provision
    • Virtual Event: #EPWChat August 20, from 1-2 p.m. ET
      • Theme: Supporting nursing mothers in the workplace
  • 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:

Tools & Resources: