National Breastfeeding Strategy for New Zealand Aotearoa | Rautaki Whakamana Whāngote
Published by the Ministry of Health, December 2020
A pae ora approach emphasises the interconnection between parents and caregivers, their whānau, and the environments, determinants and support structures that influence infant feeding. The following outcomes recognise the need for a holistic, whole-of-system approach to the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in Aotearoa.
Breastfeeding parents and their whānau have equitable access to a range of culturally appropriate breast and infant feeding supports
Breastfeeding parents and their whānau are supported by increased community education, societal awareness and resource
The maternal and child health workforce has the training, capacity and support to actively protect, promote and support breastfeeding
All maternity facilities achieve and maintain Baby Friendly Aotearoa (BFHI) accreditation
System settings support the safe provision of donor breast milk for infants in need
A robust evidence base informs infant feeding policy decisions and commissioning activities
Workplaces, education and childcare settings support parents and caregivers to reach their breastfeeding goals
System settings support and protect optimal infant and young child feeding in cases of temporary or sustained parent-child separation
System settings support and protect optimal infant and young child feeding during emergencies
For each outcome, actions and supporting evidence are presented. Additional contextual information is included under the headings ‘Where are we now?’ ‘Guiding tools and documents’ and ‘Next steps and considerations’.