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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding helps lay the foundations of a healthy life for a baby and also makes a positive contribution to the health and wider wellbeing of mothers and whānau/families. The Ministry of Health recommends mothers exclusively breastfeed until babies are around six months of age. After six months, breast milk is not enough on its own for a baby to grow and develop.  Therefore breastfeeding should be continued until a baby is at least one year old with the addition of solid food from six months.  

Toi Te Ora Public Health is committed to supporting the development of environments that promote the normalisation of breastfeeding in public spaces. For more information on how you can support breastfeeding friendly spaces visit our Breastfeeding Friendly Spaces Accreditation project webpage.

For information on breastfeeding, please refer to the following links:

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