• World Breastfeeding Week (August 1 – 7) began over twenty years ago by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), a global network of individuals and organizations, including the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Maryland has gone a step further and will use the entire month (August 1st – 31st) to celebrate, educate and raise awareness about breastfeeding. Check out the Governor’s Proclamation!
    To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and Maryland’s Breastfeeding Month, the Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition collected photos of breastfeeding babies/toddlers/children/ to be used on social media and in projects to support breastfeeding. Click here for more information.

    To celebrate World Breastfeeding Month, mothers gathered on the steps of the Maryland State House

    Breastfeeding moms gathered at Carroll Agricultural Center in Carroll County

    Breastfeeding mothers also celebrated at Centennial Park in Howard County