Tools for the Seven Policy Actions


The Collective’s “Call to Action” lists seven key actions to increase political commitment for breastfeeding, with a section for each action in the Breastfeeding Advocacy Toolkit. Recognizing that no mother breastfeeds alone, the “Call to Action” asks  implementers and donors from governments, philanthropies, international organizations, and civil society to prioritize breastfeeding and ensure that nothing comes between mothers and their ability to give their children the best start in life through breastfeeding. 


The initiative aims to increase early initiation, exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding for up to two years or beyond, together with appropriate, adequate, and safe complementary foods.