Lakes DHB is launching a new breastfeeding reference card to help mothers and families with new babies. The reference cards are easy-to-read with pictures and useful information for getting breastfeeding under way and dealing with any problems that come up.

Supporting women to breastfeed is one of a number of strategies developed as part of a Lakes DHB project aimed at reducing rates of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI). Breastfeeding, smokefree pregnancies and safe sleep all help to protect against SUDI, and the reference cards provide advice about all those topics and has information about where to get additional help and support when needed.

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