Sunday, 3 October 2021

HZJZ: Walking Paths and Parks Equipped With Breastfeeding Benches

ZAGREB, 3 Oct, 2021 - On the occasion of the National Breastfeeding Week, walking paths and parks have been equipped with baby change tables and breastfeeding benches as part of the Healthy Living project to promote and support breastfeeding, the National Public Health Institute (HZJZ) said earlier this week.

Through the Healthy Living project, led by Sanja Musić Milanović, one walking path and one park per county have been equipped with a breastfeeding bench.

In cooperation with the Croatian Association of Breastfeeding Support Groups and the community, the project has invited citizens to find the breastfeeding benches in their communities and take a step further for the sake of their own health and the health of their child.

"Ensuring adequate and necessary support for breastfeeding is extremely important because it directly affects the development of higher breastfeeding rates in the community," said Dinka Barić, president of the Croatian Association of Breastfeeding Support Groups, which has been promoting the importance of breastfeeding through various programmes for over 20 years.

The National Breastfeeding Week runs from 1 to 7 October.

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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

A Small Town in Croatia has Implemented Something Special for New Mothers

Hum na Sutli, a town inhabited by just over 5,000 people in the Krapina-Zagorje County of Croatia, became the first place in the whole of Croatia with something very special for new mothers - a breastfeeding bench.