Towards a national system for monitoring breastfeeding in Australia: recommendations for population indicators, definitions and next steps

This report outlines definitions and aspects of breastfeeding that relate to infant health outcomes, current national policies about breastfeeding, the international context, and methods currently used to monitor breastfeeding in Australia. The strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in information are compared with the information that is needed (and users want), to monitor breastfeeding nationally. The objective of this product was to conduct preliminary work and make recommendations that will lead to standardised indicators and questions for inclusion in the National Health Data Dictionary.

Page last updated: 2001

Prepared by Dr Karen Webb, Dr Geoffrey C Marks, Margaret Lund-Adams, Ingrid HE Rutishauser and Bonnie Abraham, Australian Food and Nutrition Monitoring Unit for Commonwealth Department of Health and Aged Care
2001
ISBN: 0 642 82050 3


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