The listings below share professional organisations relating to breastfeeding in Australia.
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Health Professional Organisations
The professional organisation for International Board Certified Lactation Consultant’s and others who have an interest in lactation and breastfeeding.
Australian College of Midwives
Currently do not have a position statement on breastfeeding. Have governance over BFHI in Australia
The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) was developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and UNICEF in 1990 and since then has been successfully introduced into over 15,000 facilities in 134 countries, including Australia in 1993. UNICEF passed governance of BFHI within Australia to the Australian College of Midwives in 1995, where it remains today. It is now known as the Baby Friendly Health Initiative.
Australian College of Chiropractic Paediatrics
Chiropractic evidence-based management of breastfeeding difficulties, written by a Committee on Breastfeeding Difficulty. 2018
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners’ (RACGP) position statement on breastfeeding.
The aim of this position
statement is to:
- Protect, promote and support breastfeeding in Australia in ways that optimise maternal and child health.
- Assist general practitioners to provide information and support for breastfeeding women, their babies and their families.
- Raise awareness among GPs of the important role they can play in supporting breastfeeding women.
Last updated, 2007.
The Australian Dental Association
The ADA is currently working on a Ankyloglossia Consensus Statement .