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World Breastfeeding Week is always August 1 - 7. I never knew this until I became an About.com Guide.
The 2012, World Breastfeeding Week's theme is: "Understanding the Past-Planning the Future".
Twenty years ago, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) launched its first World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) campaign, according to the World Breastfeeding Week website, now the group plans to look back to see what has happened and then look to the future to see how they can help more women and young children.
The World Breastfeeding Week organization focuses on communication in the way breastfeeding is protected, promoted and supported. As an adoptive mother who is interested in breastfeeding your adopted child, communication about your goal to breastfeed is very important. Communicate the goal of breastfeeding your new child to your adoption agency and to the expectant mother as part of an overall ethical adoption with full disclosure.
For more information on adoptive breastfeeding see these the following articles:
- Can I Breastfeed My Adopted Baby?
- What Is Induced Lactation?
- What Are the Pros to Adoptive Breastfeeding?
- What Are the Cons to Adoptive Breastfeeding?
- Breastfeeding Tips to Help the New Adoptive Mother
- Reader Stories: How I Decided to Breastfeed My Adopted Baby - Why it Was Right for Me and My Baby
- Readers Respond: Why I Don't Like Breastfeeding Adoptive Mothers