World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action
(WABA) is a global network of individuals and
organisations concerned with the protection,
promotion and support of breastfeeding
worldwide based on the Innocenti Declaration,
the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the
WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and
Young Child Feeding.
WABA seeks to re-establish and maintain a global breastfeeding culture; eliminate all obstacles to breastfeeding; promote more regional and national level co-operation; and advocate for breastfeeding in development, women and environmental programmes. WABA is involved in information sharing and networking to build bridges among all breastfeeding advocates: and grass roots groups and individuals, UN agencies, governments and international NGOs; to strengthen and co-ordinate existing activities to create more momentum. WABA seeks to stimulate and support new and collaborative efforts. WABA focuses on health and nutrition and has established a task force in Breastfeeding and children's rights. Its core partners are International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), La Leche League International (LLLI), International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), Wellstart International, Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM) and LINKAGES. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). WABA


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NGO - non governmental organisation


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