Moms Showcase Breastfeeding Around the World
August is National Breastfeeding Month. To celebrate global motherhood and remind society that breastfeeding should never be prohibited, baby brand Lasinoh worked to create a photo series showcasing mothers feeding their children from all around the world. Breastfeeding is a cultural practice and the time a mom spends breastfeeding her child varies by nation. However, breastfeeding is a health issue. The World Health Organization found that 2/3 of children worldwide are not breastfed for 6 months, the time recommended. Additionally, "universal breastfeeding could prevent the deaths of 823,000 children younger than 5 years each year," according to research published in the medical journal The Lancet.