Global Breastfeeding Collective

The Global Breastfeeding Collective brings together implementers and donors from governments, philanthropies, international organizations, civil society and is led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nepal breastfeeding mother

UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

The Initiative’s vision is a world in which all mothers have the technical; financial; emotional; and public support they need to start breastfeeding within an hour of a child’s birth, to breastfeed exclusively for six months, and to continue breastfeeding—with complementary foods—for two years or beyond. The Initiative’s mission is to rally political; legal; financial; and public support, so rates of breastfeeding increase, which will benefit mothers, children, and society.

The Global Breastfeeding Collective has three strategic goals:

  • Foster leadership and alliances and effectively integrate and communicate breastfeeding messages.
  • Mobilize resources and promote accountability.
  • Build knowledge and evidence to enhance breastfeeding policies, programmes, financing and communication.

Babies and mothers worldwide failed by lack of investment in breastfeeding


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