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Breastfeeding Rates in Tasmania

While most babies begin life breastfeeding, many stop in the early days and weeks after birth.

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Good news

Got questions about breastfeeding and COVID-19?

Good information can help you feed your baby safely when you have COVID-19. Visit these trusted websites for the latest advice.

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Breastfeeding rates in Tasmania


About 90% of Tasmanian babies start breastfeeding.


of Tasmanian babies were breastfeeding when discharged from hospital.

Are you a parent needing help?

Click here to visit the Australian Breastfeeding Association website for information and support.



100% of Tasmanian hospitals are Baby-Friendly accredited - the first State or Territory in Australia to achieve this

Find out about Baby-Friendly accreditation

Upcoming events in Tasmania

Supporting breastfeeding

Women need support to keep breastfeeding after they leave hospital. Community facilities like shopping centres and local businesses, workplaces and childcare services can all play a role in supporting women to breastfeeding.

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About us

We are an advocacy group working to make Tasmania a more supportive place for breastfeeding.

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2 billion

The amount of potential health dollars that could be saved if 90% of babies were exclusively breastfeed through to 6 months.

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Protection and the law

Breastfeeding is protected through anti-discrimination legislation, regulation of infant formula marketing and the WHO Code. Mothers have the right to feed their baby in any public space. They are protected by law.

Find out how breastfeeding is protected