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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.

Read below to learn more about 2020 weekly themes and their host organizations, as well as actions taken by the USBC and the field.

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

As part of USBC efforts to amplify and support the field, for National Breastfeeding Month 2020:

  • 936 messages were sent to 238 legislators using USBC action tools- thank you!
  • The USBC created an #NBM20 social media toolkit with sample posts and shareable graphics.
  • The USBC Executive Director, Nikia Sankofa, and Deputy Director, Amelia Psmythe Seger, appeared on the latest episode of InCast, a podcast from Injoy Health Education.
  • In preparation for #NBM20, the USBC and the organizers of World Breastfeeding Week, Native Breastfeeding Week, and Black Breastfeeding Week hosted a virtual panel presentation on Tuesday, June 23.
    • Presenters shared event origins, 2020 themes, and how to get involved in August and beyond. The session included an opportunity for questions, idea sharing, and general discussion with event organizers. This session was hosted as part of the USBC Collective Impact Webinar series. 


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

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