Story: Health advocacy and self-help

Breastfeeding campaign

Breastfeeding campaign

Promoting breastfeeding was one of the main activities of Women's Health Action in the early 2000s. They organised the 'Big Latch On' to highlight annual world breastfeeding week. This event aimed to break the record for the number of women breastfeeding simultaneously in New Zealand.

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Rosemary Du Plessis and Anne Scott, 'Health advocacy and self-help - Women’s and men’s health organisations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/28058/breastfeeding-campaign (accessed 1 October 2020)

Story by Rosemary Du Plessis and Anne Scott, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 17 Jul 2018