Increase Funding

The Problem: Despite the proven benefits of breastfeeding, global funding remains inadequate.


The Solution: Invest in programmes and policies that protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.


Breastfeeding is a smart investment that saves lives and benefits the economy. The current global level of investment is insufficient to substantially increase breastfeeding rates. Governments and political leaders should invest in comprehensive strategies and social policies that promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in order to ensure the health and wealth of generations to come.


In addition to the Advocacy Guidance Brief on Funding, this section includes frameworks from the World Health Organization and the World Bank on breastfeeding action and nutrition outcomes. 



Practical guidance for the development of financial programs and policies is also included in this section of the Breastfeeding Advocacy Toolkit, such as the World Bank’s report on the use of incentives to accelerate change in nutrition outcomes, including breastfeeding goals.