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National Breastfeeding Month 2020

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Celebrated since 2011, when the USBC officially proclaimed August as National Breastfeeding Month (NBM), the 2020 NBM theme was Many Voices United.

The month may be over, but the work continues!



Week 1 (August 1-7): World Breastfeeding Week: Support Breastfeeding for a Healthier Planet

Week 2 (August 9-15): Native Breastfeeding Week: Strong. Resilient. Latched.  

Week 3 (August 16-24): Spotlight on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies 

Week 4 (August 25-31): Black Breastfeeding Week: Revive. Restore. Reclaim

What We Achieved Together in 2020:

USBC Media Highlights: 

  • InCast (Injoy Health Education): "United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC): Its History, Today's Story, & Vision for the Future"
    • USBC Executive Director, Nikia Sankofa, and Deputy Director, Amelia Psmythe Seger, appeared on this episode featuring a discussion on the history of the USBC, the current work of the COVID-19 Infant & Young Child Feeding Constellation, and USBC goals for today and for the future to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding in the United States. 

USBC Support for the Breastfeeding Field:

  • Announced 2020 theme: Many Voices United
  • Created the #NBM20 social media toolkit with sample posts and shareable graphics
  • Featured 74 National Breastfeeding Month items/events in the Weekly Wire
  • Hosted a virtual panel presentation with the organizers of World Breastfeeding Week, Native Breastfeeding Week, and Black Breastfeeding Week called "A Conversation with Organizers of Global, National, and Community August Breastfeeding Events." Presenters shared event origins, 2020 themes, and how to get involved in August and beyond. This session was hosted as part of the USBC Collective Impact Webinar series on Tuesday, June 23. 


    Find National Breastfeeding Month posters, postcards, and more in the USBC Store:

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