World breastfeeding week 2023 is also about thanking those who promote, advocate, educate and support breastfeeding families.
Thank you to the International Board Certified Lactation consultants (IBCLC’S) for choosing to study, train and work as a lactation expert to help mothers with the clinical management of breastfeeding as well as offering education, support and being such big advocates for the breastfeeding community.
Thank you to each and every healthcare professional who’s made the choice to obtain further education in breastfeeding to be able to educate and support their patients. We see you and we appreciate every single effort you make.
Thank you to both La Leche League International and their leaders for finding La Leche League International and for being some of the very first people to step up for breastfeeding, thank you for all the amazing resources you offer to the world and for the wonderful peer education and support that you offer to breastfeeding mothers.
Thank you to all the breastfeeding peer counselors for doing the effort of obtaining education in breastfeeding to offer peer education and support. We see you; you make a bigger difference than you know.
Thank you to all the researchers, authors, educators and other professionals who devote their time, resources and even their entire lives to breastfeeding. Without you, we would not have been able to achieve the level of success that we have or to continue making a difference.
Thank you to all the supportive employers who support breastfeeding mothers with breastfeeding and/or pumping while at work so they can continue their breastfeeding journey.
Thank you to all the supportive partners, families and friends who stand by mothers and support them when they need it. Breastfeeding isn’t always easy, but with the right support, it makes the load a lot lighter.
Thank you so very much to all the mothers out there, thank you for the beautiful and selfless act of breastfeeding your child.
A successfully breastfeeding journey consists of an entire community. Each of us have a very important role that we play. Together we can make a difference, but it takes an entire community.