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Notice given 11 August 2005

208  Senator Stott Despoja: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the week beginning 1 August 2005 was World Breastfeeding Week,

(ii) the theme for the week was ‘Breastfeeding and Family Foods (feeding beyond 6 months)’,

(iii) breastfeeding is a natural and normal way of providing optimal nutrition, immunological and emotional nurturing for the growth and development of infants, and

(iv) every woman has the right to be supported and not discriminated against if they choose to breastfeed or not; and

(b) notes that breastfeeding women must be supported by allowing them to take breastfeeding breaks and breaks to express milk, encouraging workplaces to provide places for mothers to breastfeed and express milk, and encouraging workplaces to provide the necessary facilities for the storage of breast milk.