World Breastfeeding Week 2019: Let the Celebrations Continue!

Categories: Breastfeeding Today

This October, World Breastfeeding Week has been celebrated in Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Belgium and France. And in November, Greece will be joining in the celebration as well. Little by little, event news has been rolling into our Breastfeeding Today mailbox.

Here’s what we know so far from our sources:

In Italy: (Click here to see an Italian translation of the text below.)

La Leche League Italy celebrated World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) from 1 to 7 October, with its website ( release of a new breastfeeding how-to video designed and self-produced by La Leche League Leaders. This video shows a technique that facilitates the asymmetrical latch of the baby to the breast, making feedings more effective. All videos are located in the “Resources” area of the website. You can check out new video, the number eight, “How to facilitate an effective latch” here: Even if you don’t speak Italian, the images are likely to speak to you!

La Leche League Italia ha celebrato la Settimana Mondiale dell’Allattamento (WBW) che si è svolta dal 1 al 7 ottobre, con la pubblicazione sul sito web ufficiale ( di un nuovo video pensato e autoprodotto dalle Consulenti de La Leche League. In questo video viene mostrata una tecnica che agevola l’attacco asimmetrico del bambino al seno, rendendo la poppata più efficace. Tutti i video si trovano nell’area “Risorse” del sito web. Potete trovare il nuovo video,  il numero otto, “Come agevolare un attacco efficace” al seguente link:

La Leche League Italia held a free informative afternoon for healthcare professionals at the auditorium of the Schiavonia Hospital in Monselice (Padova). The seminar explored a variety of topics related to the problems and challenges that can be encountered during breastfeeding.

La Leche League Italia ha organizzato un pomeriggio informativo gratuito per gli operatori sanitari presso l’auditorium dell’ospedale di Schiavonia a Monselice (PD). Il seminario ha affrontato varie tematiche dedicate alle problematiche e difficoltà che si possono incontrare nel corso dell’allattamento.

In Viareggio, Tuscany (Italy), a special October event of sharing information and experiences reminded parents that even little things can greatly influence breastfeeding success.

A Viareggio, in Toscana (Italia), un evento speciale, tenutosi in ottobre per condividere informazioni ed esperienze, ha ricordato ai genitori che anche le piccole cose possono influenzare notevolmente il successo dell’allattamento.

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