It’s great to see so much discussion about breastfeeding in the media, given that we’re only a few weeks away from World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August. Unfortunately, a lot of the op eds are still missing the point. This is not about what babies are fed, this about our human right as women to be valued … Continue reading WHO(se) Code?
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 … Continue reading Australia: Report Card 2018
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 … Continue reading Background on Australia’s breastfeeding commitments