All maternity units in New Zealand have a Breastfeeding Policy. As a consumer of the service you have the right to read this document. There should be an abridged version on noticeboards in the unit for you to view. Your maternity unit must provide a full policy on request.
Each facility has a unique policy that has been developed in consultation with the staff and your local community. It is a powerful tool for you and maternity staff, as it identifies the care that you can expect during your contact with the unit from pregnancy to discharge.