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 is a video that follows 9 women on their breastfeeding journey. Read more
Real stories on the trials and triumphs of 4 breastfeeding women.
Common conditions when breastfeeding
Where to go for help
|Emergencies||Dial 111 (for ambulance, fire or police)|
|Healthline||Dial 0800 611 116|
|Poisons||Dial 0800 POISON (0800 764 766)|
|Mental health crisis||Emergency contact numbers|
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