World Breastfeeding Week (1–7 August 2016)

The Broken Hill Maternity Unit at the hospital will be joining the world as it recognises the importance of breastfeeding by celebrating World Breastfeeding Week from 1 – 7 August 2016.

This year’s theme is: ‘Breastfeeding: a key to sustainable development’ and focusses on breastfeeding as a key component in promoting good health and well-being from birth.

The Broken Hill Maternity midwives will be celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with a Morning Tea at Gloria Jean’s on Friday 5 August 2016 from 11am–1pm. Everyone is welcome to join.

Every year midwives assist millions of women around the world to care for their newborn babies by providing support, education, care and advice. Much of this centres on educating women on the benefits of breastfeeding and supporting them in how they choose to feed their baby.

Breastfeeding is the normal way to feed a baby, it provides what is essential for a baby’s health, growth, development and also provides protection from illness and disease. It is important that women feel comfortable and supported feeding their baby in public.

The Broken Hill Hospital is a Baby Friendly Hospital. This global accreditation recognises our commitment to promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding in hospital, the home and the community.


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