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Waikato DHB celebrates “sustaining breastfeeding TOGETHER”

Sustaining breastfeeding together at Waikato DHB

Photo: Margaret Fletcher, clinical midwife specialist – Lactation; Nicole Johansen, student midwife; Michelle Sutherland, director Women’s & Children; Rawinia Hohua, administrator Te Puna Oranga (Māori Health); Amritpreet Kaur, registered nurse; Ellie Griffiths, midwife; Kelly Spriggs, manager Te Puna Oranga (Māori Health); Anna Graham, registered nurse; George Yoon, doctor; Britta Gombocz, doctor; Samrose Directo, registered nurse; Sue Hayward, chief nursing and midwifery officer. Families in front row: Jessie Tafaese and Dolly Te Uira with baby Mikaire Te Uira; and Melissa Faaosofia with baby Aaron.

The theme of World Breastfeeding Week 2017 is “Sustaining Breastfeeding TOGETHER” and that is the message expressed in this Waikato DHB photo. The people represent senior management, clinical staff, expert lactation services, antenatal education, Māori health support, and community support as well as the two families who agreed to participate.

The Big Latch On events in the Waikato area are on the Women’s Health Action website. Using their Facebook page is also an alternative.

Go to our Waikato DHB website Breastfeeding page for more information.

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