Breastfeeding

Exclusively breastfeeding for around the first 6 months of your baby's life and then continuing once your baby starts solids until 12 months and beyond gives your baby the best start in life. Each page listed below begins with a short video followed by key messages in English and 9 other languages. More detailed information follows at the bottom of each page. You might like to start by watching the video on the page Best food for your baby.

 

Mother breastfeeding her baby in the kitchen

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Ko te tino āhuatanga pai rawa e pakari ai tō pēpi i tōna whānautanga mai ko te ngote ū anake mō ngā marama e 6 tuatahi o tō pēpi , ā, me te ngote ū tonu ina tīmata ia ki te kai atu ki te 12 marama, neke atu hoki.

He wāhanga nui tō te wai ū ki tō kōrua hauora ko tō pēpi.

I mua i te whānautanga mai o tō pēpi, kia kaha tonu ki te rapu i ngā mōhiohio e hiahia ana koe mō te ngote ū.

Mā te pupuri i tō pēpi kia piri mai ki tō kiri i muri tonu mai i te whānautanga ka whakarata i tō pēpi, ka whakatau i tana whakangā me te whakamahana i a ia. Ka āwhina tēnei kia rongo ai tō pēpi i te awhi me te manaaki me te tipu o te here i waenga i a kōrua.

He kaha te parapara o te pēpi ki te ngote ū. I roto i te haora tuatahi ka puta ngā tohu i tō pēpi kua rite ia ki te kai pēnei i te whakapiri mai i a ia, te ngote ringa, te huaki i tōna waha me te huri i tōna mahunga. Ki te tukuna noa, ka neke ia ki tō ū, ā, māna anō e whakangote i a ia.

Ko te mea nui o te ngote ū ko te whakarite tika i te ngote.

na hiakai ana tō pēpi, ka whakapiri, ka ngote ringa, ka huaki i tōna waha me te huri i tōna mahunga. Ka puta ēnei tohu ahakoa huaki, kati rānei ōna karu.

Ko te tikanga e 2-3 rā ka puta mai tō miraka, ka mutu ka hoki mai te taumaha whānau o te pēpi i roto i te 10-14 rā.

Mā te whāngai ina hiakai ana tō pēpi ka whakarite kia whai waiū haere tonu koe. Koinei te tikanga a tō pēpi mō te whakarite ka whai waiū ia. Ko ngā waiū ka ngotea mai e ia ka whakakīhia anō ia kaihanga.

Ko te kutētē waiū he kutētē waiū i ō ū. Ka mahi pēnei koe mēnā ka noho wehe koe i tō pēpi mō tētahi wā ahakoa te take.

Ka taea te whakaputu waiū. Me mahara ki te whakamahi i tētahi ipu horomata hei putu ki roto.