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Global Initiative for Mother Support
GIMS for Breastfeeding

GIMS for Breastfeeding, a global initiative coordinated by the Mother Support Task Force of the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), takes a holistic view of women's reproductive cycle, and promotes various measures to help mothers and their infants experience optimal breastfeeding. As a founding member of WABA and an active participant in the WABA Mother Support Task Force, LLLI will work with WABA to foster this global initiative to support women in breastfeeding before, during and after birth.

GIMS calls for strategic thinking around support for mothers at all levels and will focus on information, support and health care services before, during and after childbirth. This global initiative will promote activities and programs that help mothers and their infants experience optimal breastfeeding. GIMS aims to encourage the creation of an environment of awareness and support so that women anywhere in the world can initiate and sustain breastfeeding.

Continuing information on GIMS can be found on the WABA Web site. If you would like to take part in this initiative, please fill out the endorsement form available on the WABA website, and send it to Rebecca Magalhães, La Leche League International, PO Box 4079, Schaumburg, IL 60168-4079, USA; FAX 847-519-0035; RMagalhaes at

Your endorsement of GIMS and your participation will contribute to the formation of a strong global network that supports women during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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