Mother Support : Going for the Gold
Feature your breastfeeding photos in this year's Action Folder! WABA is organising a global breastfeeding photography contest for WBW 2008. Ten winning photos will be selected, and contributors whose photos are featured in the Action Folders will be awarded US$100 for each published photo.

What are we looking for?
We need stories that illustrate support for breastfeeding. We are looking for any photo that TELLS A STORY of support. It may be a who, a what or a where! You may be the person who provided the support or the person who received the support.

Illustrate the kind of support you provided or that you received in a photo. When taking photos, think globally and locally! We encourage you to submit photos that reflect different ethnicity and that include breastfeeding children, from a newborn to a child of 2 years or more. Support takes place in different environments, so the support you illustrate may be in a home, in a museum, in a marketplace or in a field.

The theme for this photo contest is based on WBW 2008: Mother Support: Going for the Gold

Think of:
• encouragement and consistent help
• help and support via a computer and internet
• support through the telephone, the TV, a magazine, a newspaper
• a group of mothers or one person with whom concerns and joys were shared
• encouragement from a health worker or health professional to initiate breastfeeding or continue breastfeeding the family member who did household tasks
• a co-worker who helped secure a lactation room at a factory

For more information and to download the contest form, please visit: http://www.worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

Thank you.
With best wishes,
Julianna Lim Abdullah,
International WBW Coordinator
WABA, PO Box 1200, 10850 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604-658 4816 Fax: 604-657 2655
Email: waba@streamyx.com
Website: www.waba.org.my

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals and organisations concerned with the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding worldwide based on the Innocenti Declarations, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding. Its core partners are International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN), La Leche League International (LLLI), International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA), Wellstart International and Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM). WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF and an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).