August is National Breastfeeding Month. Each year, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) acknowledges August 1 – 7 as World Breastfeeding Week. During this week, AWHONN and fellow organizations acknowledge and appreciate the work of all healthcare professionals and community community-based advocates who are so instrumental in ensuring that every woman who can breastfeed or provide breast milk for their babies is able to do so.
This year’s theme is “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” to be inclusive of all types of parents in today’s world.
Your hard work enables us to advocate and support breastfeeding as the optimal method of infant nutrition and to help overcome institutional, socioeconomic, and other barriers to breastfeeding success.
Follow us on social media throughout the week as AWHONN celebrates World Breastfeeding Week. Use the resources on this page to help educate you, your staff, and your patients on breastfeeding support.
AWHONN Products & Education
- Neonatal Orientation and Education Program, Fourth Edition (NOEP)
- Perinatal Orientation and Education Program, Fourth Edition (POEP)
- Breastfeeding Support Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline, 3rd edition (2015)
- Assessment & Care of the Late Preterm Infant, 2nd Edition
- The Hyperbilirubinemia Monograph, 3rd Edition
- Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders, 3rd Edition
- Perinatal Nursing: 4th Edition
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN)
- Initiative to Improve Exclusive Breastfeeding by Delaying the Newborn Bath
- Integrative Review of the Factors That Influence Fathers’ Involvement in the Breastfeeding of Their Infants
- Use of an Early Onset-Sepsis Calculator to Decrease Unnecessary NICU Admissions and Increase Exclusive Breastfeeding
Nursing for Women’s Health (NWH)
- Breastfeeding Simulation With the Standardized Patient
- Delayed Newborn First Bath and Exclusive Breastfeeding Rates
Tell Us Your Story
Share with AWHONN on your social media platforms what you are doing in your community or state to promote and support breastfeeding among various populations and in gender-inclusive and gender-equitable settings. Make sure to tag us using #AWHONN.
AWHONN Resources for Nurses and Parents
As we celebrate this week and beyond, we encourage nurses and parents to utilize the resources below to support breastfeeding.