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 six 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 nine women on their breastfeeding journey. Read more


Breastfeeding stories

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


Common conditions when breastfeeding