The international community has been calling for the protection, promotion and support for breastfeeding as a human right for decades and the Australian community has supported, signed up to or endorsed every single one of these international agreements, strategies and human rights conventions.
The transition from endorsement to legislation and action, though, is lacking, as was revealed in the latest stakeholder consultation for the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy.
International commitments and breastfeeding strategies that Australia has endorsed or agreed to as a member state of the United Nations and/or World Health Organization:
How Australia has interpreted and inadequately fulfilled its commitments to the rights and health care for women:
2010 Implementation Plan for ANBS
Current evidence and recommendations on how to protect, promote and support women’s rights to breastfeed as they wish: