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released: 26 Jul 2011 author: AIHW

This report presents the outcomes of a consensus workshop held on 8 December 2010 in Canberra, regarding core national breastfeeding indicators to support the monitoring of the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2010-2015 and related policies and programs.

ISBN 978-1-74249-189-9; Cat. no. PHE 146; 12pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Introduction
      • The need for a core set of indicators
      • Context and recent history
        • Developments to date
          • Dietary Guidelines for Infant Feeding
    • Methodology used to develop core breastfeeding indicators
      • Workshop process
    • Discussion and decisions
      • Draft indicators—definitional and measurement issues
        • Definitions of breastfeeding practices
        • Age of child
        • Early initiation
        • Non-human milk and formula
      • Options for data sources/collection methods
      • Implications for further work
    • Agreed core national breastfeeding indicators
    • Next steps
    • References
  • End matter
    • Appendix 1: Proposed indicators for discussion at workshop
    • Appendix 2: List of workshop participants

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. National breastfeeding indicators: workshop report. Cat. no. PHE 146. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 25 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419577>.

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