World Breastfeeding Week 2016

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The first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week! The theme for 2016 is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting everyone to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other, and care for the world we share. 

As a breastfeeding friendly store, we at La Stella Blu full-heartedly believe that breastfeeding is a healthy, natural part of motherhood and life, and are excited to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with our community!

We are holding a sale of 20% off breastfeeding items in our store. We are also hosting our local First Friday, showcasing breastfeeding portraits by local photographer Romy McGahan Daniel, in an effort to re-normalize breastfeeding. The photographs will be shown for the entire month of August, as it is also National Breastfeeding Month!

Please help us celebrate the work of mothers around the world in feeding their children and the efforts of World Breastfeeding Week! 

"This year's World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme is Breastfeeding: a key to Sustainable Development. 2016 commemorates the start of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A broad approach using the sustainability theme is thus relevant and inclusive.

"It will enable the breastfeeding movement (and beyond) to connect with a variety of development issues over the next 15 years (2030) for maximum impact. Breastfeeding is linked to the SDGs in several ways.

"The WBW materials will cover the main link areas between breastfeeding and the SDGs along 5 broad themes 1) nutrition/food security, 2) health, well-being and survival, 3) environment and climate change, 4) work productivity, empowerment, social protection,and 5) sustainable partnerships and rule of law." – WBW website

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