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    Default Australia ranks 3rd last in breastfeeding support.

    This is the Nutrition for the first 1000 Days save the worlds mothers 2012 report.

    I thought some people might find this report interesting, it rates Australia as 3rd last in breastfeeding support with a whopping 33 other countries a head of us http://www.savethechildren.org/atf/c...2012-FINAL.PDF for those that open the link the charts am talking about is on page 45 of 70 or page 43 if you go by the actual document. For the non clickers I'll try to post a screen shot.

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    I find it disgusting that we are rated so low!!

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    Wow great article.

    I can't believe that 1% of babies in uk are exclusively breastfed for first 6 months. Shocking! Didn't realise it was so low! And Australia 15% or fewer!

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    I read that article this morning, it was quite interesting. The breastfeeding rates didn't surprise me though. I knew our rates were quite dismal. I wish our government would see the benefit and start doing more about support for women and better programs available.

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    Doesn't surprise me in the least. Bfing support, particularly in rural areas sucks and actually is non existent. Then look at places like sweden were there is heaps of professional help they get something like 18 months of mat leave.... and wow surprise their bfing rates are brilliant.

    Just proves the point I often make on here that most ffers give up bc of real issues and lack of support, not just 'meh couldn't be bothered continuing'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuchsia! View Post
    I read that article this morning, it was quite interesting. The breastfeeding rates didn't surprise me though. I knew our rates were quite dismal. I wish our government would see the benefit and start doing more about support for women and better programs available.
    This.

    Here where I lived I joined a voluntary program to support brestfeeding.

    It was a fortnightly phone call from a midwife/LC to check on you/bubs until 2months old then monthly til 6 months.

    They were fantastic & I HOPE they get funding to keep it going!

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    I can testify to the no support. When I first started struggling I spoke to everyone I could. I recieved no support, either emotional or practical, was merely told that I should feel grateful that I made it to 4 months and that formula was not that bad.
    When I expressed guilt and shame I was told I was being silly and over emotional.
    But I think my favorite 'help' was from the lactation consultant who told me that maybe my breasts were just too large to breastfeed with.

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    Yep, severe lack of support available in many areas.

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    Not surprised

    Scandinavia are all over it.


 

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