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.
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.