This year's WBW theme is Breastfeeding: a key to Sustainable Development.

The World Breastfeeding Week 2016 theme is about how breastfeeding is a key element in getting us to think about how to value our wellbeing from the start of life, how to respect each other and care for the world we share.

World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated at different times around the world. We hope everyone who celebrated WBW in August had a wonderful time and we hope those up and coming celebrations will be as eventful. We didn’t get a chance to highlight our July events as in August we also celebrated WBW so this month we would like to share some important things that have occurred.

Health e-Learning recently had the privilege of attending the 2015 Lactation Consultants of Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ) conference in Brisbane, Australia. Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth to either inquire about courses, give us feedback about our courses, and/or simply to say   hello. We loved talking with you all!

This conference gave us a wonderful opportunity to hear speakers from around the world. The conference opened with Dr. Jenny Thomas who not only educated and presented us with new ideas, she also entertained us, and made us laugh. Understanding epigenetics in the context of breastfeeding is a daunting task and yet Dr. Thomas explained it beautifully. She also presented new information explaining why breastmilk is not just food. Her closing conference presentation included live tweeting as she discussed connecting social media to our practice and to the families we interact with.

Health e-Learning TeamThese past few weeks have been wonderful.  All of the Health e-Learning team were either at the Phoenix ILCA conference or the Melbourne ABA conference this year and we were so pleased to have had the opportunity to meet so many of our students.