Using the WBTi Australia assessment to advocate for mothers and babies, is presented by Naomi Hull, breastfeeding counsellor and IBCLC. This plenary presentation took place at the 2019 Vic Branch conference.
To enable the systematic analysis of a nation's progress against the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding, the International Baby Food Action Network developed an easy to use assessment tool, titled The World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative. This assessment tool has been used in 94 countries around the world so far, to benchmark their existing infant feeding policies and programs. The results can be used to highlight the gaps that exist and celebrate the strengths, but also as a tool for future advocacy, with the intention to revisit the assessment in 3-5 years’ time.
In Australia, in 2017 a group of passionate and generous advocates came together to complete this assessment for Australia. A core group was formed, and the assessment undertaken with data collected and scoring completed.
This video is the second of two parts. In part 2, Naomi presents how the assessment results have been used thus far, and the group’s plans for future advocacy and reassessment. Part 1 is presented by Dr Susan Tawia and is available for viewing at WBTi application of outcomes (part1)
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