01 August 2012

World Breastfeeding Week

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1–7 August 2012

“World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from August 1 to 7 in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocenti Declaration made by WHO and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.”

worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

It was 20 years ago that the “Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative” was implemented. Although this year is a time for reflection, it is important look to the future to ensure support is available for all mothers who wish to breast feed.

Here in Western Australia, you can join in the celebrations.

Date: 4 Aug 2012

Time: 12pm

Location: Murray St Mall, Murray St, PERTH, Perth, WA Map it

Ages: All Ages / Family

Cost: Free

Event Info: Join families from all over Perth to celebrate 20 years of World Breastfeeding Day!

For other regional events go to:

http://www.kidspot.com.au/thingstodo/world-breastfeeding-week-westernaustralia/waperth/31478.htm

If you are having trouble with breastfeeding, there is always help at hand. The Australian Breastfeeding Association is a community-based group offering support, counselling and contact information for lactation consultants. Their web site is also an excellent resource.

https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/

Also, contact your local Child Health Nurse for support. She may be able to refer you to a lactation consultant in your area.

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