World Breast Feeding Week


Published: 8Aug2016

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. (WHO)


Dr. Michael Kramer, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

“Breast is best. For healthy mothers and infants, no other type of infant feeding shares its benefits. But mothers who are unable or unwilling to breastfeed should not be demonized; they have many other ways to be ‘good’ mothers.”—Michael Kramer

Dr. Kramer has authored or co-authored 20 books and monographs, and has published over 350 original articles.  His systematic review of the evidence on the optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding led directly to new infant feeding recommendations by WHO and the World Health Assembly.

Michael [dot] kramer [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, French)

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