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Ministry of Health Update - COVID19 Breastfeeding Advice

COVID-19 Breastfeeding advice for pregnant women or those who have recently given birth.

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COVID19 Level 4

Due to the government's announcement that we are entering alert level 4 our office is now closed.

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Maternity Services Consumer Council March 2020 Newsletter

An excellent summary of the world of maternity in Aotearoa.

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National guidance on managing coronavirus infection in pregnancy...

Pregnant women do not appear to be more susceptible to the consequences of coronavirus than the general population and there is no evidence that the...

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Clinical Management of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection when...

Infants born to mothers with suspected, probable, or confirmed COVID-19 should be fed according to standard infant feeding guidelines, while applying...

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Catch up on our latest news!

2020 BFHI Resource Document, BFHI Coordinators training, better care for whānau Māori, WABA World Breastfeeding Week logo and theme 2020, Amy Brown's...

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): What parents should know

UNICEF provides practical information on COVID-19 and what parents should know.

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Breastfeeding in the first hours - Global Health Media...

Within the first few hours after birth, most healthy newborns will instinctively move to their mother’s breast and attach on their own. This video...

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NZBA Annual Report 2018 - 2019

NZBA's achievements for year ending 30 June 2019 presented at our AGM, November 2019.

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Tiakina Wāhine Hapū

Dr Marewa Glover’s award-winning mini-series Tiakina Wāhine Hapū follows a whānau through pregnancy... and shows how much easier it would be to make...

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Programme of Action for the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

This Current Programme of Action sets out the actions - policies, initiatives, programmes and plans - the Government will implement to help achieve...

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Join us in celebrating 20 years of promoting, protecting and...

What follows is a potted history of the New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance as we celebrate the point NZBA agreed a contract with the Health Funding...

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Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy 2019 and beyond

The Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy: 2019 and Beyond (the Strategy) provides an enduring policy framework for all Australian governments to...

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Breastfeeding as a public health responsibility: a review of the...

Although intention to breastfeed in Western culture is high, many women stop breastfeeding before they are ready. From a physiological perspective,...

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UNICEF UK: Relationship building resources

UNICEF UK has developed a series of resources covering a range of issues around supporting close and loving relationships between parents and babies.

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Human milk and human milk products: Response from the Ministry...

The Ministry of Health is currently aware of interest from companies wishing to import, market and sell human

breast milk products in Australia and...

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Context is best - a reflection on the breast vs bottle uproar by...

Last week clinical psychologist Dr Natalie Flynn was interviewed about the new release of her parenting book Smart Mothering.

 

In her book, she...

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The First 1000 Days - A South Island report for the Hauora...

A growing body of evidence confirms that experiences during the first 1000 days, the period from conception until a child’s second birthday, have a...

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What makes a good life?

The Office of the Children's Commissioner asked children and young people for their views on what wellbeing means to them. They heard from more than...

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Guideline: counselling of women to improve breastfeeding...

This guideline examines the evidence and makes recommendations and remarks on the implementation of some of the details of breastfeeding counselling,...

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Māori and Pasifika women’s experiences of breastfeeding across...

The aim of this research was to better understand Māori and Pasifika mother’s experiences of breastfeeding and to identify improvements that could be...

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Infant Feeding in New Zealand

Infant Feeding in New Zealand: Adherence to Food and Nutrition Guidelines among the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort.

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Upcoming Events

BFHI Coordinators - Review of BFHI Documents 2020

Our BFHI Coordinators' Meetings planned for Auckland (30 April) and Christchurch (4 May) have been cancelled.

 

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New Zealand College of Midwives - 2020 Conference

Join us at Te Pae, 15 - 17 October 2020.  New Zealand College of Midwives 16th Biennial National Conference.

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