World Breastfeeding Week 2016—Sustainable Development Goals


World Breastfeeding Week 2016—Sustainable Development Goals

The first week of August marks the annual World Breastfeeding Week. In August 1, nearly 50 young mothers gathered together in Guangzhou Sunflowers Garden, staged a “flash breast milk”.

As a worldwide peer support and community development event, it aims to strengthen national and global support for breastfeeding and to improve the health of children and women around the world. On that day, from teachers, health care workers, social workers and civil servants and other industries, ‘two children’ Mother, standing with 10,000 sunflowers in the world, breastfeeding clothes off for one minute. Youngest child just one month, maximum children about 30 months participate in the ‘flash mob’ most mothers have donated breast milk banks to treat children with severe too.

Guangzhou ‘breast love’ voluntary service team captain Xu Liang said the mainland has set up a number of milk banks, milk banks as long as the public interest, the use of breast-free treatment of children with severe, can apply to the ‘breast-love’ public funds for the purchase of breast milk donated supplies financial support. other cities have now received the application of milk banks, the teams will try to support more public milk banks.

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Guangzhou ‘breast love’ voluntary service team was founded on May 20, 2013 in Guangzhou, in aim to benefit maternal health, protect against non-communicable diseases and promote breastfeeding. Over past three years, breast-love volunteer service teams with volunteer mothers both at home and abroad . As of August 2016, more than 600 mother donated a total of nearly one million ml of breast milk.


About Breastfeeding
Many experts of Pediatrics recommend that babies be fed nothing but breast milk for about the first 6 months and continue breastfeeding for at least 1 year. Breast milk not only can feed the baby with necessary nutrition and immune substance, which help lower the chance of early infection, but is also good for mom’s postnatal recovery of uterus and lower the chance of breast cancer and ovary cancer.

It’s not easy to be a postnatal mother, because challenges may occur from many situations, such as breasts’ swollen pain, breasts’ prolapse and work duty after maternity leave. Wang Shaoping, an expert at Guangzhou Elizabeth Women’s Hospital said: “Breasts’ swollen pain may come from improper breastfeeding. Breast massage, regular postnatal exercise and nutrition replenishment can help with the recovery and prevent breasts’ prolapse.” She continued, “to those working moms, we suggest they use bottles to store breast milk during work in order to carry on breast feeding for babies.”

More information, please look at: World Breastfeeding Week 2016

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