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Breastfeeding report developed by TAS a first for New Zealand

TAS’ Central Region team has compiled a comprehensive resource on community breastfeeding intervention programmes, from the Far North to the Deep South.

'Breastfeeding Across Aotearoa' is the first of its kind in New Zealand, filling an information gap in an area important for the health and wellbeing of babies, their mothers and whānau; and contains information for use by health professionals to strengthen the support available for families.

Breastfeeding intervention programmes support and empower women and whānau during this important stage in the growth and development of their pēpi. The aim of sharing this information is that, ultimately, it will contribute to an increase in breastfeeding rates and better health outcomes for children in Aotearoa.

The report looks at how programmes work for Māori, how mothers and whānau can access services, benefits for communities and much more.

Services offered through the programmes are free for mothers and their families and include breastfeeding classes, support groups, drop-in clinics, in-home client visits and a range of other activities.

Developed for the Central Region DHBs, TAS is proud to have worked on this meaningful report.

Access Breastfeeding Support Across Aotearoa report