Policy - Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010-2015

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Australian Health Ministers' Conference
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Commonwealth of Australia
Type of policy:
Nutrition policy, strategy or plan focusing on specific nutrition areas


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 

Objective: To increase the percentage of babies who are fully breastfed from birth to six months of age, with continued breastfeeding and complementary foods to twelve months and beyond. 

The aim of the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy is to contribute to improving the health, nutrition and wellbeing of infants and young children, and the health and wellbeing of mothers, by protecting, promoting, supporting and monitoring breastfeeding. 

The goal is to enable mothers to understand the value of breastfeeding and to breastfeed successfully by equipping them with knowledge and establishing or consolidating their support networks. 

Efforts to extend breastfeeding during the long postnatal stage include the continuation of health professional and peer support, and the creation of enabling breastfeeding friendly environments in a range of settings including workplaces, child care and public spaces, and the broader community. 


WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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