The Big Latch On 2019

We are excited to announce that the 2019 Big Latch On will be held at the Eastgate Shopping Centre, 20 Buckleys Road, Linwood on Friday August 2nd. The event runs from 9:30am, with the big count of all pēpi breastfeeding at once at 10:30am on the dot. The Big Latch On event has been running…

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The New Brighton Project Acknowledged as a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace

The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service is super-excited to announce that The New Brighton Project 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 common reason for breastfeeding journeys to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital predicts longer breastfeeding duration in Canada

Exclusive breastfeeding in hospital predicts longer breastfeeding duration in Canada: Implications for health equity. Birth 2018, Vehling, Chan, & McGavock et al Methods We studied 3195 Canadian mother‐infant dyads in the CHILD pregnancy cohort. Newborn feeding was documented from hospital records. Caregivers reported sociodemographic factors and infant feeding at 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months.…

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