Working while breastfeeding: Best practice strategies for workplaces and childcare centres

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    Breastfeeding is a focus of public health policy, reducing illness, and lowering health costs. Better support is needed to maintain breastfeeding as maternal work participation continues to rise. Evidence is urgently needed to inform policy and resource allocation. Volunteer organizations collect data, but have limited research capacity. A multidisciplinary team will collaborate with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) to examine data on their breastfeeding and work related programs. We have developed and trialed aspects of these, showing the proposed project is feasible and can inform development and expansion of effective interventions by community groups and government policies.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/07/0931/12/14

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$132,057.00
    • Australian Breastfeeding Association: A$12,048.00

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