World Breastfeeding Week celebrated

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA), Castlemaine and District Group and Castlemaine Health were proud to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) in 2021 (August 1-7).
The World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) 2021 theme ‘Protect breastfeeding: a shared responsibility’ is about how breastfeeding contributes to the survival, health and wellbeing of all. The theme also acknowledges that although support at the individual level is very important, breastfeeding must be considered a public health issue that requires investment at all levels. The concept of ‘building back better’ after the COVID-19 pandemic will provide an opportunity to create a warm chain of support for breastfeeding that includes health systems, workplaces and communities at all levels of society. See the Mail for more.

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.