The Federal Government last year released its National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010-2015, but there has been little action.
It took two years to get a breastfeeding helpline set up following a recommendation from a parliamentary inquiry in 2007. Run by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA), the helpline receives 1600 calls a week.Carey Wood, ABA spokeswoman and midwife, says women need to persist with breastfeeding.
“Give breastfeeding a go and if it doesn’t work, it’s not the end of the world,” she says. But opponents say formula is full of chemicals and additives.
Your body, your baby, your choice.