Walsall Infant feeding Service is proud to be celebrating World Breastfeeding Awareness Week.
The theme for 2020 is:
‘Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet’
During this this celebratory week Walsall Healthcare will share information about the links between breastfeeding and the environment/climate change, with the aspiration to anchor breastfeeding as a climate-smart decision for us all here in Walsall – families and healthcare staff alike.
Lots of supportive information can be found on the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action website using this link https://waba.org.my/
Did you know?
Mother’s milk is a naturally renewable resource providing babies with all the nutrients they need for around the first six months of life.
Breastfeeding does not waste scarce resources or create pollution; it is a naturally -renewable resource that requires no packaging and its production does not harm the environment.
Electricity and fuel are consumed in the manufacturing and preparation of infant formula milk. When breastfeeding no energy is wasted on sterilising bottles and heating or refrigerating milk and no detergent is required for washing bottles.
Infant Formula is made from cow’s milk, waste products from cows contribute greatly to annual global methane emissions and methane is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect and global warming.