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)
 
Breastfeeding and the Environment
Towards Healthy Environments for Children

Chemical contaminants are causing harm to our children; environmental activists, breastfeeding groups and health advocates worldwide are calling for the elimination of toxic chemicals in the environment.

The FAQ Sheet, Towards Healthy Environments for Children: Frequently asked questions about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment emerged out of the combined efforts of breastfeeding and environmental health and justice groups in addressing breastfeeding in a contaminated environment.  These allies seek to understand the issue from both the environmental health and justice and breastfeeding perspectives, share experiences and develop communication strategies to educate the general public, health workers, policy makers and the media. It is based on the recognition that breastfeeding promotion should take place alongside efforts to eliminate toxic chemicals from the environment.
Resources available on this website:
  • FAQ Sheet Towards Healthy Environments for Children: Frequently asked questions about breastfeeding in a contaminated environment: English | French | German | Italian
  • Call for Endorsement – Working Together for a Toxic-Free Future Statement
  • Book – Risks, Rights and Regulation: Communicating about Risks and Infant Feeding  

World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
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