Food Security and Nutrition Network

Breastfeeding Seminar - Protecting, Promoting, and Supporting Breastfeeding in the Field

Event Details
Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:30pm
Location: 
Embassy Suites Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

The TOPS Program, along with USAID's Office of Food for Peace, hosted a Breastfeeding Seminar that brought together those who provide technical assistance Food for Peace-funded programming in the field, along with other key stakeholders. At this seminar, participants and presenters:

  1. Reviewed actions at the global level to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.
  2. Reflected upon breastfeeding practices in Food for Peace-targeted countries over the past two decades and identify key challenges.
  3. Learned from innovative practices in the field.

This event built upon a Breastfeeding Symposium which was hosted by USAID's Office of Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition and the Office of Food for Peace, in partnership with FANTA and the Alive & Thrive Project, on August 29, 2016. That event brought USAID staff together with experts to look at the latest evidence and programmatic approaches in the area of breastfeeding, with a close look at progress needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Session Presentations:

Tuesday, May 9

Wednesday, May 10

Thursday, May 11