Introducing Kahu Taurima, a joint programme between Te Aka Whai Ora and Te Whatu Ora.
The programme aims to transform maternity and early years services, from conception to five years old, for all people across Aotearoa.
Join Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of the Lancet and a panel of experts for a live event at the Royal Society of Medicine, as they unpack a new three-paper Lancet Series which explores how the value of breastfeeding is wasted by government and public health, and exploited by the formula milk industry.
The latest report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (the PMMRC), released today, paints a stark picture of the persisting inequities that exist within the maternity and neonatal sectors.
Preterm and LBW infants have a 2- to 10-fold higher risk of mortality than infants born at term and with normal birth weight. Despite substantial progress over the last 10 years, the survival, health, growth and neurodevelopment of preterm and LBW infants remains concerning in many countries. Reasons include the complexities of caring for these vulnerable infants and preventing complications.
LLLNZ's mission is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
As people across the globe celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, Nutrition International and Alive & Thrive are pleased to announce a comprehensive update to the Cost of Not Breastfeeding Tool, with data for virtually every country around the world, a new easy-to-use dashboard and a feature that explores what would happen if a country’s breastfeeding rates increased.