WBTi Response to the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond

The members of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative - Australia (WBTiAUS) welcome the Federal Government’s acknowledgement of the importance of breastfeeding to Australia's mothers, infants and our whole community. The new and enduring Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy provides us with a thorough assessment of the current state of breastfeeding in Australia, much of which reflects the … Continue reading WBTi Response to the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond

What does the upcoming Australian election have to do with breastfeeding?

Featured image artist Katie M. Bergrenn (found http://naturealmom.com/tag/breastfeeding-art/) Australians will go to the polls on May 18th for our Federal Election. Some people know exactly who they are voting for and why, while others like to make decisions around issues that are important to them. Regardless, if you know that how babies are fed is … Continue reading What does the upcoming Australian election have to do with breastfeeding?

The 10 WBTi Indicators for Policies and Programs

World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi) - What are countries assessed on? “The World Health Assembly (WHA) and the UNICEF Executive Board adopted the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding in the year 2002. The Global Strategy has a framework of action on 10 indicators of policy and programs to improve optimal breastfeeding and … Continue reading The 10 WBTi Indicators for Policies and Programs

Indicator 3 – Sowing the Seeds of Doubt

Ever allowed yourself the fantasy that just one spritz of perfume was going to whisk you into a black and white Parisian romance or that by eating one bite of a breakfast cereal and you’d be a star athlete? It’s no secret that corporations have one goal - to sell their product. To do so … Continue reading Indicator 3 – Sowing the Seeds of Doubt