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This is a discussion on One Million Campaign. within the Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group forum, part of the MummySG Special Group category; Hi Friends, Iíve got this email to support a petition for breastfeeding.. pls read on and sign the online petition ...
Iíve got this email to support a petition for breastfeeding.. pls read on and sign the online petition if youíre supportive..
Dear friends of breastfeeding,
WABA is in support of the ONE MILLION CAMPAIGN : Support Women toBreastfeed and we encourage all of you to join in and support this important campaign.
The campaign initiated by the International Baby Food Action Network -Asia (IBFAN - Asia) is a campaign that brings together people from all over the world to take action ranging from signing petitions demandingsupport to women to breastfeed, to individual actions such as pledging to support at least one woman for breastfeeding.www.onemillioncampaign.org
Attached herewith is a message from the campaign organiser.
Julianna Lim Abdullah
Information, Communications and Networking
Over the past six months we all have witnessed the most shockingtainted milk scandal that killed six infants and sickened nearly 300,000 more. These babies, well below 3 years, were fed milk powdercontaminated with melamine, an industrial chemical used in fertilizers and plastic production. Imagine if the babies were not fed powder milkand in fact were fed on their mother's milk. They could be saved from this unnecessary catastrophe.
Add your name to the ONE MILLION CAMPAIGN - NO MORE MILK SCANDALS!
SUPPORT WOMEN TO BREASTFEED to stop the push towards feeding babieswith milk formula, as well as demand support to women to breastfeed. Click here to sign the petition
Growing scientific evidence points out how vital breastfeeding is toinfant survival with health. Women are being forced to stop breastfeeding and give their babies milk formulas because they lacksupport to breastfeed, whether at the time of birth in family or institutions, or when they are at work, and more importantly due toincreasing commercial push to milk formula feeding. Potential disasters are thus waiting to happen across the world.
The problem is HUGE. Around 200 mothers give birth to babies everyminute somewhere in the world. They need our support. Out of about 135million children born annually, only 64 million begin breastfeedingwithin an hour and 71 million do NOT. About 48 million women are successful in carrying out exclusive breastfeeding for the first sixmonths, and 87 million are NOT. Click to sign the petition
http:www.//onemillioncampaign.org/en/Details_Petitions.aspx to demand support for women to breastfeed.
Most people think of breastfeeding as something that happens betweenthe woman and her child: that this decision is in the personal domain.However, several factors affect women's ability to breastfeedsuccessfully: traditions, myths, status in the family and society, work load, confidence in her body and sexuality, economic needs,labour laws, domestic and workplace violence and harassment,availability of support services, advertising by commercial baby foodmanufacturers, and so on. These factors do not allow millions of women across the world to breastfeed their babies optimally.
How we respond to this crisis will shape the lives of our children Ė
Today, public concern alone can prevent potential milk scandals Ė
public action to respond to the needs of women to enable them to givethe best possible food to their babies. We need to Act NOW !
Join the ONE MILLION CAMPAIGN - NO MORE MILK SCANDALS! SUPPORT WOMENTO BREASTFEED.
Click to sign the petition
The petition demanding support to women will be presented to the worldleaders, at the World Health Assembly in May 2009. Your collective voices will put pressure on the leaders to prevent unnecessary deathsof children, to ensure that every woman in every part of the world is enabled to breastfeed successfully.
Be a connector
Forward this email to all your friends, your networks, and yourfamily, and let us raise a voice our leaders cannot ignore.
With hope and determination to change the world,
Arun and Team ONE MILLION CAMPAIGN
The ONE MILLION CAMPAIGN team assists the members of the WorldBreastfeeding Movement family to identify issues that pose a challenge to successful breastfeeding, and develop national, regional andinternational campaigns around them. The team works through a secretariat in New Delhi, India, and international coordinators fordifferent regions.
ONE MILLION CAMPAIGN Support Women to Breastfeed is a campaign of theWorld Breastfeeding Movement with just one mission - to mobilizepublic opinion through one million signatures, demanding support towomen to breastfeed.
ONE MILLION CAMPAIGN Support Women to Breastfeed brings togetherpeople of all ages from all walks of life to generate the support women need to breastfeed successfully. Through participating in theMovement's campaigns, petitions to local, national and international policy makers, discussions groups, evidence-based information sharing,and actions at every level, you can focus national and global
attention on the several challenges to successful breastfeeding andhelp to resolve them. read more
ONE MILLION CAMPAIGN has been initiated by International Baby FoodAction Network (IBFAN), winner of the '1998 Right Livelihood Award'.IBFAN has more than 200 public interest groups working around theworld to improve infant feeding practices and save lives of infants and young children. IBFAN works for the universal and fullimplementation of 'International Code of Marketing of Breast milkSubstitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly (WHA)resolutions.
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