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Advocacy Resources and The Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy (ANBS)

The ANBS is an ongoing strategy that seeks to enable breastfeeding through policies, baby-friendly health settings, health professional education and training, and universal and targeted breastfeeding education and support services.

The ANBS is designed to be used as a tool to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. It can be used as a resource by governments at all levels, policymakers, stakeholder organisations, the public and private health sectors, industry, researchers and academics, families, and communities. The ANBS provides guidance on evidence-based approaches to protect, promote, support and monitor breastfeeding.

The strategy was developed by the Federal Department of Health and agreed to by all states and territories through COAG processes. It was endorsed by all state and territory Health Ministers on 8 March 2019. The Australian Government launched the ANBS on 3 August 2019, during World Breastfeeding Week.
The ABA Advocacy Working Group is developing a series of short information sheets for volunteers on a number of key action areas of the ANBS. See below for these.