Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week and Black Breastfeeding Week 2021

This August sees not just one – but two – amazing celebrations of breastfeeding across the globe. Read more about how we’re marking them.

World Breastfeeding Week

At the beginning of the month, from 1-7 August, we celebrated World Breastfeeding Week. The week was our chance to say a huge thank you to everyone in our community who supports mums who are breastfeeding – from our amazing Breastfeeding Counsellors to Breastfeeding Peer Supporters.

We also shared stories on our social media pages throughout the week from mums who are breastfeeding.

Then, on Friday 6 August, members of our community took part in a Big Latch On, with an introduction from our NCT President, Sherry Bevan.

It was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together in a shared experience and it was a fantastic way to round off the week.

Black Breastfeeding Week

Next week, from 25-31 August, we’ll be celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week. The theme of the week this year is The BIG Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power.

Black Breastfeeding Week was created in 2013, in response to over 40 years’ of racial disparity in breastfeeding rates. The event has been going strong ever since. Read more about the week, including five reasons why it is so important from one of the weeks’ founders, Kimberly Seals Allers.

We'd love to hear from you!

We really enjoy sharing stories from our community. If you’d like to feature on our social media during Black Breastfeeding Week, please email content@nct.org.uk.

You can call our Breastfeeding Counsellors with any questions you have about feeding your baby on 0300 330 0700. Lines are open 8am-midnight, every day of the year.

We’ve also got lots of information about feeding on our website. However you’re feeding your baby, you can check out our articles here.