Sunday, August 29, 2010

Breastfeeding Battleground

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.

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