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.

  • Outcome 1 / Putanga 1

    Breastfeeding parents and their whānau have equitable access to a range of culturally appropriate breast and infant feeding supports
  • Outcome 2 / Putanga 2

    Breastfeeding parents and their whānau are supported by increased community education, societal awareness and resource
  • Outcome 3 / Putanga 3

    The maternal and child health workforce has the training, capacity and support to actively protect, promote and support breastfeeding
  • Outcome 4 / Putanga 4

    All maternity facilities achieve and maintain Baby Friendly Aotearoa (BFHI) accreditation
  • Outcome 5 / Putanga 5

    System settings support the safe provision of donor breast milk for infants in need
  • Outcome 6 / Putanga 6

    A robust evidence base informs infant feeding policy decisions and commissioning activities
  • Outcome 7 / Putanga 7

    Workplaces, education and childcare settings support parents and caregivers to reach their breastfeeding goals
  • Outcome 8 / Putanga 8

    System settings support and protect optimal infant and young child feeding in cases of temporary or sustained parent-child separation
  • Outcome 9 / Putanga 9

    System settings support and protect optimal infant and young child feeding during emergencies

For each outcome, actions and supporting evidence are presented.