Celebrating breastfeeding in the Republic of Moldova

On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, on 1–7 August 2019, a team of breastfeeding experts visited 11 communities across the Republic of Moldova, covering the north, south and the left bank of the Dniester River, with a mandate to “support parents and encourage breastfeeding”.

The engaging format of the open-air events with a party-like atmosphere provided an opportunity for participants to familiarize themselves with the benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and babies, the correct breastfeeding positions, as well as with recommendations for nutrition during pregnancy and physical exercises.
The event was supported by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Social Protection, WHO, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and local public authorities.