Indicator 10 – Mechanisms of Monitoring and Evaluation

  On the same page Despite various strategies to achieve global targets for breastfeeding indicators, Australia is still struggling (Hull et al 2017, Department of Health 2010).  From our national health report card, our breastfeeding initiation rate is good (92%), but dwindles rapidly so that by 6 months of age, few babies (14%) are exclusively … Continue reading Indicator 10 – Mechanisms of Monitoring and Evaluation

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Indicator 5 – Who needs to know about breastfeeding?

  Image found at https://goo.gl/ADWVxv Should everyone know about breastfeeding? Or just some people? Which people? What should they know? Indicator 5 of the Assessment Tool is primarily concerned with the initial and ongoing education and training of health professionals with respect to breastfeeding and infant and young child feeding. The indicator requires, first and … Continue reading Indicator 5 – Who needs to know about breastfeeding?

WBTi Indicator 1 – National breastfeeding policy and coordination.

Image from http://therealtimereport.com/2015/11/11/what-do-you-do-when-employees-bypass-your-social-media-policy/ It’s all in the Guidelines… As the pirate said, “…the Code is more what you'd call "Guidelines" than actual Rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner.” (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, 2003)   A culture in which breastfeeding is practiced as the normal way to feed infants … Continue reading WBTi Indicator 1 – National breastfeeding policy and coordination.