Conteúdo atualizado em: 02/08/2022

Step up for Breastfeeding - Educate and Support

The theme for World Breastfeeding Week (WBW 2022) is Step up for Breastfeeding - Educate and Support. Since 2016, WBW has been aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018, a World Health Assembly resolution endorsed WBW as an important breastfeeding promotion strategy.


Breastfeeding and Covid-19

Breastfeeding protects newborns from getting sick and also helps protect them throughout their infancy and childhood. Breastfeeding is particularly effective against infectious diseases because it strengthens the immune system by directly transferring antibodies from the mother. As with all confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, mothers with any symptoms who are breastfeeding or practicing skin-to-skin contact should take precautions. (WHO)  Results in VHL