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This month we celebrate The Code turning 40; recognise a local breastfeeding champion; promote the Drive Smokefree for Tamariki campaign; update the...

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Major health sector announcement

The 20 district health boards which run services for individual areas around the country will be replaced by one new body, Health NZ, which will...

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COVID-19 vaccine and breastfeeding infographic launched

Advice for breastfeeding mothers about the current COVID-19 vaccine and whether it is safe for themselves and their babies has been unveiled.

 

The...

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Happy IBCLC Day!

The gift of confidence and calm.

It's IBCLC Day and we thought that only a mother could accurately pinpoint/depict the value of this profession. ...

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Fourteenth Annual Report of the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality...

Urgent action needed to address ongoing inequity in maternity sector

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Breastfeeding Support Across Aotearoa - A collection of...

TAS spoke with programme providers directly, and has outlined the theory for improving breastfeeding rates, how the programme is implemented and how...

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Reducing food-related choking for babies and young children at...

This publication provides Ministry of Health’s recommendations on reducing the risk of food-related choking in early learning services such as early...

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New Zealand Aotearoa's guidance on contraception

New Zealand Aotearoa’s Guidance on Contraception is intended for use by health professionals who provide contraception and contraceptive advice to...

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Updated advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women

The Ministry of Health has updated the Eating and Activity Guidelines for New Zealand Adults to include advice for pregnant and breastfeeding women. ...

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National Guidance for the Assessment, Diagnosis and Surgical...

This Ministry of Health guidance provides the health sector with clear, concise and consistent evidence-based information on the identification,...

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Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding: The Baby...

Implementation of the Ten Steps in facilities caring for populations of small, sick and preterm newborns can dramatically increase breastfeeding...

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Impact of COVID-19 on Well Child Tamariki Ora Services

For Well Child/Tamariki Ora programme community providers, the health and welfare of our tamariki, mokopuna and their whānau was imperative during the...

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Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025

Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025 is the implementation plan for He Korowai Oranga, New Zealand’s Māori Health Strategy – it will help us...

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Breastfeeding support in the workplace - a global guide for...

Breastfeeding is key to the comprehensive development of children, their mothers and society.

 

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Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes: National Implementation of...

This report provides updated information on the status of implementing the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes and subsequent...

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Ministry of Health: Report on Maternity 2017

This publication presents data from the National Maternity Collection, and is the latest release in the Report on Maternity series. It provides annual...

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COVID-19: Alert Level 2 - Guidance for Well Child Tamariki Ora

This guidance aims to support safe decision-making and planning for Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO)

(including B4School Check and vision hearing...

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Rapua Te Aronga-a-Hine - The Māori midwifery workforce in...

Rapua Te Aronga-a-Hine is the first comprehensive literature review of the Māori midwifery workforce in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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COVID-19 support for whānau, wāhine hapū and new māmā

Te Hiringa Hauora has been asked to develop messages and work with others to reach out to soon-to-be and new parents to provide information and...

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UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Statement on Infant Feeding on...

The UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative has received a number of queries regarding best practice for infant feeding on neonatal units during the...

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New Zealand’s elimination strategy for the COVID-19 pandemic and...

This editorial summarises the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the justification for the elimination strategy adopted by New Zealand, and some...

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Te Rōpu Whakakaupapa Urutā National Māori Pandemic Group

COVID-19 ADVICE FOR MĀORI

Nau mai, haere mai!

Here you will find information and resources specifically for Māori about the COVID-19 pandemic....

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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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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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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

Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA) Seminar Series...

PADA Seminars: providing education, training and networking to the perinatal workforce.

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New Zealand College of Midwives - 2021 Conference

NZCOM 16th Biennial National Conference

4 - 6 November 2021

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