CURTIN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING & MIDWIFERY
ALTHOUGH breastfeeding initiation rates in developed countries such as Australia, Sweden and the UK are high, the majority of women do not exclusively breastfeed for six months as recommended by the World Health Organization, says Curtin University Professor of Midwifery Yvonne Hauck.
“The declining rates for breastfeeding vary between countries and it is difficult to explain the different trends in declining prevalence,” she said.
Curtin University’s School of Nursing & Midwifery is conducting a research project, as part of an international study, to explore WA women’s perceptions of what enabled them to continue breastfeeding for at least six months.
It is seeking women who are presently breastfeeding or have stopped breastfeeding within the past 12 months but managed to breastfeed for at least six months.
Call Professor Hauck on 9266 2076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.