Breastfeeding is the natural way of providing your baby with the nutrients they need for optimal growth and development.
The Ministry of Health recommends exclusive breastfeeding until baby is around six months old. Following this, breastfeeding is still recommended alongside the appropriate complementary foods until they are at least one year old.
Puawai Aroha Maternity unit is proud to be part of the international Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative. This means that breastfeeding is encouraged and core midwives will advise and support you. However, should you choose not to breastfeed you will be equally supported.