So proud of the work we have done on this. Australia’s commitment to optimising the health and well-being of women and children can be formalised by starting work now via the National Breastfeeding Strategy public consultation process.
World Breastfeeding Trends initiative Australia
Australia now joins 94 other countries in completion of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) with a score of 25.5/100.
We call on federal, state, territory and local governments to provide leadership that ensures the protection and fulfilment of the rights of women to access information and optimal support for breastfeeding.
The WBTi assessment tool was designed by the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) for countries to use to benchmark and improve policies and programs that protect, promote and support the right of women and children breastfeed. The tool scores countries based on the recommendations included in the 2003 Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.
Download the wbti_report_card-australia here and full report here.
It takes a village, so have your say…
Public consultation on the latest strategy for women’s health, the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy, is open from 22 May – 18 June 2018.
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