I can't say that I've ever thought of breastfeeding as a 3D experience, but when I thought about WABA's explanation, it started to make sense. As the group explains on its website, we often think of two tenets of breastfeeding support:
- Time (as in the length of time moms need encouragement, from pre-pregnancy to weaning), and
- Place (at home, in our communities, in hospitals and doctor's offices, etc.)
Of course! Communication. It's what I'm doing on this blog all year long -- educating moms, families, and communities by sharing breastfeeding advice, how tos, news, and research. And as WABA explains, "New lines of communication are being created every day, and we have the ability to use these information channels to broaden our horizons and spread breastfeeding information beyond our immediate time and place to activate important dialogue."
I couldn't agree more. Communication is a key dimension of this issue, and really, it's what makes breastfeeding support initiatives pop. :) I'm excited to learn more about what WABA has planned for World Breastfeeding Week 2011, and when I know more I'll be sure to update you here.
What do you think of this years theme?