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Responsiveness to Māori

Kia U Ki Te Pai

As a mother's milk provides nourishment

Let us embrace all that is good

The Treaty of Waitangi

The New Zealand Breastfeeding Alliance (NZBA) is committed to the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi through:

  • Partnership by working with whanau, hapu and iwi to develop appropriate policies and procedures that will improve breastfeeding rates and services in New Zealand
  • Participation by involving Maori in decision making, planning, development and implementation of Baby Friendly Initiatives (BFI)
  • Protection by working in a manner that will protect and preserve Maori traditional breastfeeding practices