The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals
& organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide.
WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the
Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF & an NGO
in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
Other WABA Websites
The Breastfeeding Gateway is hosted by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA).
We are in the process of developing this site, and would like to invite you to visit our other websites for related information. Thank you.

As part of its action plan to facilitate and strengthen social mobilisation for breastfeeding, WABA envisioned a global unifying breastfeeding promotion strategy. The idea of a day's celebration was later turned into a week, which has become to be known as World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) - celebrated every 1-7 August to commemorate the Innocenti Declaration. World Breastfeeding Week was first celebrated in 1992, and now involves over 120 countries and is endorsed by UNICEF, WHO and FAO. More

The breastfeeding movement has come a long way, and today, the issue of breastfeeding transcends disciplines and the seeds have since sprouted and have roots in communities and international agencies alike. It was felt that it is time that the breastfeeding movement has its very own charter that clearly lays down our principles and reasons for us to support the breastfeeding cause. More
The Innocenti Declaration was produced and adopted by participants at the WHO/UNICEF policymakers' meeting on "Breastfeeding in the 1990s: A Global Initiative, co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (A.I.D.) and the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA), held at the Spedale degli Innocenti, Florence, Italy, on 30 July - 1 August 1990. The Declaration reflects the content of the original background document for the meeting and the views expressed in group and plenary sessions.  More

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