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Breastfeeding Advocacy – what is it?
Breastfeeding advocacy is about helping to remove the barriers to breastfeeding that families may experience. This can involve support groups where parents can find information and spend time with other breastfeeding parents; mother-to-mother breastfeeding peer support networks; breastfeeding-friendly early childhood education centers; breastfeeding and family-friendly workplaces; breastfeeding-friendly cafes, libraries, swimming pools, shopping malls – anywhere that mothers, babies and children spend time and have a right to be.
Breastfeeding Support under Red in the Covid Traffic Light System
Many of these services are busy working out their responses to the Red Traffic Light guidance with a commitment to continuing offering services as much as possible.
During this time, we recommend checking Facebook pages or contacting support people before heading to any groups as they may be running under altered formats.
We are committed to ensuring infant feeding support is available for those who need it so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are experiences challenges.