World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1–7

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year during the first week of August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

The Johns Hopkins Breastfeeding Support Program provides resources to mothers who want to continue breastfeeding after returning to work and their supervisors. The resources include: • Mother's Rooms on several campuses • Hospital-grade breast pumps available for purchase at discounted prices • A vending machine with supplies for breastfeeding employees available inside the Mother's Room in Nelson 2-104 • Consultations with breastfeeding employees and supervisors • Website with educational materials and online resources

Personal Story I am currently an employee at JHH. I just wanted to send you a quick email to thank you for all the support I have received through the Breastfeeding Support Program. I am winding down on one year of breastfeeding my son, and definitely believe I could not have completed it without the amazing support of the BSP. I feel very lucky to have access to wonderful pump rooms with hospital-grade pumps, and attribute my success to completing one year of breastfeeding to this. Thank you for all you do for new moms! Visit for additional information or contact the Office of Work, Life and Engagement at or 443-997-7000.