Tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 7:30 AM EST we will lead a Twitter discussion about breastfeeding and World Breastfeeding Week during Every Newborn‘s first Twitter chat after the Partners’ Forum that was held in Johannesburg earlier this month. The discussion will last 30 minutes.
We will discuss important issues such as the health benefits of breastfeeding and how it can save the lives of 830,000 babies annually who live in low- and middle-income countries. We’ll also talk about why the first hour after a newborn is born is the most critical for initiating breastfeeding. We’ll talk about this yea’rs World Breatsfeeding Week that starts this Friday, August 1 and runs through August 7, among other breatsfeeding topics.
We hope to see you at 7:30 AM EST/ 12:30 AM WAT
Join by using the #EveryNewborn, #WBW2014 and #WorldBreastfeedingWeek hashtags.
The entire #EveryNewborn Twitter chat will begin at 12pm CET / 11am WAT / 6am EST and run until 2pm CET / 1pm WAT / 9am EST with the following organizations led by the Wellbeing Foundation.
6.00 am EST/ 11:00 AM WAT
Host: WellBeing Foundation
6:30 AM EST/ 11:30 AM WAT
Host: Child Health Now
7:00 AM EST/ 12:00 PM WAT
Host: White Ribbon Alliance
7:30 AM EST/ 12:30 PM WAT
Host: Social Good Moms
Hashtag: #EveryNewborn, #WDW2014, #WorldBreastfeedingWeek
8:00 AM EST/ 1:00 PM WAT
Host: Save the Children Nigeria
8:30 AM EST/ 1:30 PM WAT
Host: Maternal Health Task Force
Photo: United Nations