Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding gives a baby the best possible start in life – and it’s good for the health and wellbeing of mothers too.

Mums, mums-to-be and their supporters can find out all about breastfeeding on the pages below and you can visit our Facebook community.

Babies should be exclusively breastfed until they’re around 6 months old.

If you’re planning to breastfeed, it’s important you know what to expect and have support from your partner, whānau/family and health practitioner.

Although breastfeeding is natural, it sometimes doesn’t come naturally. This section will help you find out how to get breastfeeding off to a good start and continue for as long as you can.

Breastfeeding Naturally

Link to a video, featuring a young woman holding up her baby.

Breastfeeding Naturally is a video that follows 9 women on their breastfeeding journey. Read more


Breastfeeding stories

Real stories on the trials and triumphs of 4 breastfeeding women.


Common conditions when breastfeeding