Developing a breastfeeding strategy’ is intended for all those responsible for, or involved in, developing a breastfeeding strategy for a PCT, health board or similar. Please note that this was published in 2009 and therefore the guidance will relate to the healthcare systems and structures in place at that time.

The guide follows the process from the initial stages of putting together a steering committee and agreeing objectives through to working out interventions for the various services in your trust and assessing where the priorities for intervention lie. An appendix of evidence and references to support and inform your strategy is also included.

The document includes guidance on:

  • Setting up a steering committee
  • Consulting and involving stakeholders
  • Writing the strategy document
  • Staff roles and responsibilities
  • Sample action plan