Returning to Our Unsettled Dust: a presentation outlining how non-Māori systems, policies and people impact on Māori health outcomes and how this affects breastfeeding.

This is a presentation originally given at the La Leche League Health Professional’s Breastfeeding Seminar in Christchurch in October 2018. This link will take you to a video of it being presented at the Baby-Friendly meeting held in Wellington in November 2018. Thank you to NZBA for supporting it, for filming it and for providing…

Congratulations on your Breastfeeding-Friendly Certification Eastgate Shopping Centre

Eastgate Shopping Centre acknowledged as Breastfeeding-Friendly.   The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service is super-excited to announce that Eastgate Shopping Centre has just been certified as being a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace. Breastfeeding provides a number of well-evidenced health benefits both to breastfeeding women and to their babies.  Women report that returning to the paid workforce is a…

Breastfeeding-Friendly UC

We recently had the pleasure of awarding the University of Canterbury Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace status. Breastfeeding is well researched and recognised as providing many short and long term health and wellbeing benefits to babies, mothers, families and communities. Today, for a myriad of reasons, many women are returning to work after the birth of their baby…

The Big Latch On 2018

The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service and the Canterbury Breastfeeding Network ran a Big Latch On Event at the McFaddens Centre in St Albans on Friday, August 3, 2018. The event was very well attended with 55 latched mothers and babies/toddlers recorded. We were fortunate to be able to offer more space this year allowing us…

World Breastfeeding Week – Canterbury Big-Latch-On events

Updated information about venues will be posted here on the Women’s Health Action Big-Latch-On page Information about the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) World Breastfeeding Week is here The theme for WBW 2018 is ‘Breastfeeding: A Foundation for Life’ All the Canterbury Big Latch On events below will be held on Friday August 3rd…

The mysteries of milk (human)

“Far from being an easily synthesised mixture of nutrients, breast milk contains a multitude of microbes, stem cells and biological molecules that scientists are still trying to understand. Dr Natalie Shenker MRSB explores what we do and don’t know about the white stuff.” “Breast milk contains thousands of different molecules, growth factors, hormones, microorganisms and…