World breastfeeding week

  • 02/08/2016
World breastfeeding week

It's World Breastfeeding Week this week, which aims to raise awareness around various issues that arise with breastfeeding.

One of those issues is the taboo that comes with breastfeeding in public.

Women's Health Action acting director, Isis McKay, says there's still a social nervousness with breastfeeding, but often mothers won’t do it in public out of fear of the reaction, rather than an actual negative reaction they’ve had themselves.

She's a part of an event at the end of this week called The Big Latch On, which aims to increase women’s confidence in public breastfeeding.

It started in NZ but is now in over 30 countries, and is in its 12 year.

They’re hoping to break the NZ record of 1826 mums breastfeeding together from last year.

Check out or find them on Facebook.