The Canterbury Breastfeeding Advocacy Service

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 smart phone compatible and provides 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 useful…

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Breastfeeding Peer Counsellors in Canterbury

Te Puawaitanga ki Otautahi Trust (TPKOT) and Rural Canterbury Primary Health Organisation (RCPHO) have been running breastfeeding peer support training programmes since 2010 with funding support from the Canterbury District Health Board.  A breastfeeding peer counsellor/supporter is a mother who has breastfeed a baby, or babies, who is available to give mothers, and pregnant women,…

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Media release

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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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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