Wai ū - Breastfeeding
Ko te whenua te wai ū mō te tangata

Wai ū - Ko te whenua te wai ū mō te tangata

This image was created, in collaboration with Women’s Health Action (WHA), to support and showcase the value and importance of Papatūānuku in relation to whānau well-being. Within Māori oral traditions, it is Papatūānuku who inherently nurtures and nourishes the health of whānau in the same way that breast milk and rongoā like wahakura sustains whānau and mokopuna ora.

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Wai ū - Hokia ki tō ūkaipō

This key health message centralises the importance of returning to one’s place of sustenance and nourishment. In context of this image, ūkaipō refers to the mother’s breastmilk. This image was created, in collaboration with Women’s Health Action (WHA), to support and showcase the value and importance of breastfeeding, as illustrated orally in Māori history and society.