Chalk up support for breastfeeding


As part of World Breastfeeding Week, Bankstown Senior College students created 'street chalk art' at the entrance to Bankstown Hospital.

Story appeared in: Torch | August 7th, 2018



BANKSTOWN Senior College students have joined South Western Sydney Health to promote breastfeeding.
As part of World Breastfeeding Week, the Bankstown Seniors College students created 'street chalk art' at the entrance to Bankstown Hospital on Thursday. The art promoted the benefits of breastfeeding.
South Western Sydney Health's Annette Wright said the artworks included chalk drawings, banners and paintings, allowing the students to explore their own understanding of how breastfeeding can benefit mothers, babies and the wider community.
"The artworks are a great way to spread the message about breastfeeding to the general public as they visit the hospital," Ms Wright said.
This year's World Breastfeeding Week theme was 'The Foundations of Life'.
"Babies who are breastfed have a reduced risk of lung, ear and gastro-intestinal infections, reduced risk of obesity and diabetes, a reduced risk of eczema and reduced risk of sudden, unexpected death in infancy," Ms Wright said.
"There are also benefits for mothers who are able to breastfeed, including a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers and a stronger bond with baby."



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