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World Breastfeeding Week was
held in August, and Moorabool's Best
Start Program used the Internationally
recognised event to promote and
support breastfeeding in the Shire by
helping to fund the development of two
breastfeeding spaces at Bacchus Marsh
Village Shopping Centre.
In addition, a Breastfeeding Clinic is
available on Mondays from September 3,
as a 12 month pilot program, to be staffed
by Maternal and Child Health nurses with
lactation experience and qualifications.
The Best Start Program has provided
much needed funding for both projects,
including the purchase of furniture and
The Village Shopping Centre was funded
to provide couches and noticeboards in
their feeding/changing room and next
to the playground. This will provide
comfortable options for mothers who
wish to breastfeed their children, as well
as information to assist them on their
breastfeeding and parenting journey.
Best Start is also supporting an action
group, including Maternal and Child
Health Service, Djerriwarrh Health
Services and parents, to develop a range
of strategies to support local mothers.
Best Start is encouraging local businesses
to be breastfeeding friendly, and will be
developing a breastfeeding support service
in the near future.
The group aims to improve breastfeeding
rates following a new mother's discharge
from hospital, and to assist mothers
who need more support to continue
to breastfeed, or to establish good
Breastfeeding statistics for Moorabool
show a significant drop-off rate in the
first couple of weeks following discharge
from hospital. It is vitally important for
mothers to have access to breastfeeding
support services in the weeks immediately
following the birth of their baby and further
timely support when there are concerns,
to support a successful breastfeeding
Moorabool families will also have access
to a wider range of information regarding
breastfeeding, and a range of breastfeeding
books within a parent library.
The Breastfeeding Clinic, will be available
to mothers by appointment or as a drop
in service by contacting Moorabool Shire
Council's Maternal and Child Health
Administration staff on 5366 7100.
Sally Newton with her daughter Maya will be taking part in the Breastfeeding Clinics.
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STREATRADER -- MOBILE FOOD
All temporary and mobile food premises operators can now
lodge applications for registration and notification of food
business activities on Streatrader, a new online Database.
Streatrader allows businesses and not for profit groups to register
their temporary food activities and mobile food vehicles with their
principal Council, lodge statements of trade which notify relevant
Council municipalities of future trading events, manage business
details and pay fees.
Proprietors can access the system using with the following web
If proprietors have any questions regarding Streatrader, they can
contact Moorabool Shire Council's Environmental Health Unit on
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