World Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2018 is from August 1-7. If this catches you by surprise or you're thinking, "I didn't even know there was such a thing", have no fear: we've compiled a list of World Breastfeeding Week ideas and resources to help you maximize the objectives of this unique week.

What is World Breastfeeding Week 2018?

So what exactly is World Breastfeeding Week? According to their website, World Breastfeeding Week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA).

WABA is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).

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World Breastfeeding Week exists to serve 4 purposes:

  1. Inform people about the links between good nutrition, food security, poverty reduction and breastfeeding.
  2. Anchor breastfeeding as the foundation of life.
  3. Engage with individuals and organizations for greater impact.
  4. Galvanize action to advance breastfeeding as a part of good nutrition, food security and poverty reduction.

Babywise Breastfeeding Resources

Here at, we've compiled multiple breastfeeding resources to meet you where you are, whether you're a breastfeeding novice or are a seasoned pro:
* 10 tips for successful breastfeeding
* Breastfeeding out and about
* Newborn breastfeeding basics

How to Lose Weight While Breastfeeding

* Lose weight when breastfeeding
* 6 healthy ways to lose weight while breastfeeding

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How Dads Can Support Breastfeeding

* How dad can support a breastfeeding mama
* And while not a traditional resource, we also have suggestions for what NOT to say to a breastfeeding mama!

Best Breastfeeding Products

In addition to our breastfeeding must-haves, our experts have pulled together their favorite products to help support your breastfeeding success! Scroll down to discover them all:

Medela Pump In Style Backpack

The only electric retail pump with breakthrough 2-Phase Expression pumping for maximum milk flow. First researched and developed for hospital breast pumps, 2- Phase Expression is an advanced pumping pattern that mimics a baby's nursing rhythm by pumping in two distinct modes. Features: Improved 2-Phase Expression allow moms to toggle...

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Medela Easy Expression Bustier

NEW and IMPROVED Easy Expression Hands-free Pumping Bustier - now featuring Adaptive Stretch! Medela's patented Adaptive Stretch technology allows the bustier to adapt to your body to provide exceptional fit and comfort throughout your pumping journey. Can be worn alone or over a nursing bra or camisole. Easy care nylon,...

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Medela Nursing Sleep Bra

Nursing moms appreciate comfort while they sleep, yet still need support. This new racer-back design gives plenty of both. The improved fabric blend has unique wicking properties to keep you cool and comfortable all night long. The seamless design with crisscross front makes it easy to handle those night time...

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Copper Pearl Car Seat Canopy and Nursing 5-in1 Multi-Use Cover

The Copper Pearl multi-use 5-in-1 cover can be used as a car seat cover, a nursing cover, a shopping cart cover, a high chair cover, and an infinity scarf. This versatile cover is made of a high quality, stretchy, and durable fabric. The unisex, modern, and trendy fabric offers your...

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Copper Pearl Large 21" x 10" Premium Burp Cloth Set

Baby burp time is suddenly on point thanks to the trendy, beloved fabrics that made you fall in love with Copper Pearl! Who would have thought baby could spit up in style? Designed to pair perfectly with our bandana bib sets, the front of each fashion-forward burp cloth comes in...

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Ardo Medical Ardo Amaryll Manual Breast Pump

Considered the perfect manual Breastpump! Amaryll was voted the favourite manual breast pump for most mothers and professionals, even in the early testing phase. We attach great importance to the gentleness, comfort, individuality and, not least, efficiency of the pump.  Important features at a glance: Individually adjustable breastpump to ensure...

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Medela Disposable Bra Pads - 60 ct

Individually wrapped pads prevent leakage and keep the breast dry andcomfortable with unique moisture-absorbing materials.  Contouring pleats ensure a discreet shape under clothing. Self-adhesive tape keeps bra pad in place.  Available in 30 and 60 count.

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Medela Breastmilk Collection & Storage Bottle Set

Many moms want to have extra breastmilk bottles on hand to meet their growing and changing breastmilk supply. Medela's Breastmilk Collection & Storage Bottle Set simplifies mom's busy life by allowing her to pump, store and feed into the same container. They are compatible with Calma, making it easy to...

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Medela Calma with 5oz Breastmilk Feeding Bottle

Introducing Calma: Designed exclusively for breastmilk feeding.  Switching from bottle back to breast has never been easier. Calma was developed using evidence-based research on babies' natural feeding behavior so you can enjoy your breastfeeding bond longer. With Calma, the milk will only flow if your baby works and creates vacuum...

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Medela Calma 8 oz Bottle Set

Switching from bottle back to breast has never been easier. Calma was developed using evidence-based research on babies' natural feeding behavior so you can enjoy your breastfeeding bond longer.With Calma, the milk will only flow if your baby works and creates vacuum to remove the milk. This enables the feeding...

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