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The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service has launched two exciting new initiatives to support breastfeeding women and their whānau/families. The CanBreastFeed (Canterbury Breastfeeding) website is a smart phone compatible website providing up to date information about breastfeeding friendly cafes, breastfeeding and working, breastfeeding support in the community, information for partners and whānau, and links to other…

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The 2016 Lancet Breastfeeding Series.

The Lancet Series on Breastfeeding was published on January 28, 2016 and includes an editorial, two full articles, and two associated commentaries. There is also a podcast in which Victora discusses new data highlighting the health benefits and promotion priorities for breastfeeding worldwide. The editorial, ‘Breastfeeding: achieving the new normal’, explains, that although this breastfeeding…

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World Breastfeeding Week 2016

Every year the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) nominate a theme for World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), which is always held on the 1st to the 7th August. World Breastfeeding Week was born in 1991 and WABA have coordinated this global event as their main annual campaign ever since that time.  WABA has the support…

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The Big Latch On event 2016

The Big Latch On event started in 2005 and it’s an initiative of the Women’s Health Action Trust in Auckland.  In 2015 there were Big Latch On events held in thirty-one different countries. Check out the ‘Big Latch On’ NZ website for a venue near to you and join in the fun with other mothers…

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Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Health Promoters

The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Health Promoters certainly get around! A couple of weeks ago we were at the Ara Institute of Canterbury (formally Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology) for the Māori and Pacific Health Day, then we were at Tuahiwi Marae for Healthy Day at the Pa talking about the Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Initiative, last…

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Army mums

Supporting breastfeeding women re-entering or entering the paid workforce. Mums who are in the army breastfeed too! (Of course they do, but they need the support of their employers). Check out these photographs from America. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/7-powerful-photos-of-military-moms-breastfeeding-in-uniform_us_5730aa94e4b0bc9cb0475f14 Te Puawaitanga has now trained three mums from Burnham Military Camp as breastfeeding peer counsellors, and they are useful…

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