The Role of Midwives and Nurses in Protecting, Promoting and Supporting Breastfeeding

Midwives and nurses playing a vital role in breastfeeding worldwide

A community healthworker assisting a woman who is breastfeeding


Midwives and nurses play a vital role in protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding worldwide. Skilled breastfeeding
support from midwives and nurses helps prevent childhood infections and mortality, while boosting cognitive development and
decreasing rates of obesity, diabetes and maternal and child cancers.

This Advocacy Brief was developed by the Global Breastfeeding Collective in collaboration with the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, the International Confederation of Midwives, and BEST Services of Ireland.

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Global Breastfeeding Collective, UNICEF, WHO
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