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The resources below outline strategies and commitments relating to breastfeeding from across Australia.

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The Department of Health, Breastfeeding

Outlines the Australian Government’s commitment to, and strategies for, supporting breastfeeding throughout Australia. Page last updated: 01, March 2019

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Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and beyond

The strategy was developed in collaboration with all states and territories through the Breastfeeding Jurisdictional Senior Officials Group (BJOG), a Breastfeeding Expert Reference Group, and through public consultation. The Strategy is currently going through the AHMAC clearance processes.

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New South Wales

Breastfeeding in NSW – Promotion, Protection and Support

PURPOSE: The policy supports NSW Health’s commitment to best practice in the promotion, protection and support of breastfeeding; to increase the initiation and duration rates of breastfeeding and to ensure the Health workforce have the knowledge and skills to implement this policy. Last updated 21 Sept. 2018

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Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Promoting Breastfeeding, Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines

The purpose of the Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines is to protect, promote and support breastfeeding in Victoria. June 2014

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Department of Health and Human Services, Breastfeeding

Statement of support for breastfeeding. Provides links to other resources.

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South Australia

Government of South Australia South Australia Health Breastfeeding Policy Directive

SA Health is committed to implementing a statewide approach across the SA health system to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. 09 Sept. 2018

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Western Australia

Government of Western Australia, Child and Adolescent Health Service, Breastfeeding protection, promotion and support

Aim: To increase the protection, promotion, support and monitoring of breastfeeding in community health services. 18 Oct 2017

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Northern Territory


Resource site: Directs all inquiries to the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
Last updated 12 May 2016

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Queensland Government Queensland Health.

Resource site: Comprehensive, links to other support services.
07 May 2019

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Queensland Clinical Guidelines, Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Guideline.

Resource site: Comprehensive, links to other support services.
July 2013

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ACT Government, Health Breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding in the ACT, information to support you at every stage.

Resource site: Comprehensive, links to other support services.
07 May 2019

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