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Scott Morrison’s $10 mil strategy to get Aussie mums breastfeeding

The government has plans to boost breastfeeding. Source: Getty

Scott Morrison has launched a $10 million strategy to get more Australian mums breastfeeding.

Currently, around 25 per cent of babies are breastfed to six months, but The Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy aims to get Australia in line with the World Health Organisation’s target of 50 per cent by 2025.

"Our government is strongly committed to increasing breastfeeding around the country. All the evidence tells us that it is better for babies - and better for mums," federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said in a statement.

The strategy will dedicate $8.29 million to the Australian Breastfeeding Association, and the other $2 million will go to the Australian Red Cross Blood Service to increase access to donor human milk for premature babies.

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