Policy - National Strategic Plan of Action for Breastfeeding 2008-2012

End year:
Published by:
Ministry of Health
Published year:
March 2009
Type of policy:
Nutrition policy, strategy or plan focusing on specific nutrition areas


Goals, objectives or targets related to nutrition: 


Objective 1.1(a): The Ministry of Health provides the leadership for breastfeeding strategy and policy.

Objective 1.2(a): The Ministry of Health continues to strengthen the accuracy and completeness of the existing dataset on breastfeeding.

Objective 1.3(a): Identification of New Zealand-specific breastfeeding research needs.

Objective 1.4(b) The Ministry of Health supports a programme of research into marketing of infant formula in New Zealand.

Objective 2.1(b): The Ministry of Health works with District Health Boards (DHBs) to assessand plan for improving access to ante-natal education.

Objective 2.2(b): Communities work with DHBs and other providers to establish new or supportexisting peer support programmes for breastfeeding.

Objective 2.3(a): the second phase of the national breastfeeding social marketing campaignpromotes positive attitudes to breastfeeding in the community and public places.


Health services

Objective 3.1(a): All DHBs achieve and maintain Baby Friendly Hospital accreditation.

Objective 3.2(b): DHBs are aware of and act on the breastfeeding support needs of their Māori,Pacific and other ethnic communities.


Workplace childcare and early childhood education

Objective 4.1(a): The Ministry of Health continues to link with other agencies (for examplethe Families Commission, Department of Labour) to support the development of a policyframework for options for extending current paid parental leave entitlements.

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