Call for action on static Australian breastfeeding rates
Medical Research News
Published: Tuesday, 10-May-2005
"New laws to protect the rights of breastfeeding women who return to work may be needed if Australia is to meet national breastfeeding targets. This is one of the recommendations in a study of breastfeeding trends by University of Melbourne researchers published in the latest issue of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. (Vol 29 No 2, 2005) It found that breastfeeding rates have remained unchanged since 1995, even though there is a national and international push for babies to be fully breastfed until they are at least six months old. ..."