Today the Northern Nevada Breast Feeding Coalition hosted their 6th annual Liquid Gold 5K to bring awareness to breastfeeding as a kick off to World Breastfeeding Week.
The World Health Organization currently recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months. This is recommended for healthy growth and development of the infant. Mothers receive a benefit by breastfeeding as well.
On a global scale, increasing breastfeeding will contribute to us meeting the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. It is clear that breastfeeding is directly relate to Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 3, zero hunger and good health and well being. In the long-term, breastfeeding also contributes to improvements of Goals 1, 4, 8, and 10; no poverty, quality education, decent work and economic growth, and reduce inequalities.
Investing in breastfeeding is one of the smartest investments a country can make to improve the quality of life for their people and future generations. Invest in women, invest in the future.