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2021 Infant Feeding Data now available

The New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) coordinates the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI) and collects annual infant feeding data at discharge as part of its contract with the Ministry of Health. This data is used to inform the BFHI accreditation process and is shared widely with the health sector to help inform practices that protect, promote, and support the initiation of breastfeeding

2021 was the fourth year that maternity services have entered their data using the NZBA online data collection tool. The on-line tool allows services to easily self-monitor their infant feeding trends in real time.

This report summarises infant feeding at discharge data at a DHB level for the 12 months January - December 2021.

National Infant Feeding Data at Discharge Report 2021

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