The following pool of research seeks to inform readers about SUDI so that the community is best informed about its associated risk factors.

This research effectively informs our key messaging around SUDI, which is disseminated to a range of stakeholders including whānau, communities and health professionals.

How Social & Income Inequalities Damage New Zealand Children

Child Poverty Action Group | Susan St John & Donna Whynd


In the last decades of the 20th century New Zealand had the fastest growth in income and wealth inequality in the OECD. Little has been done to improve the situation since then. Child poverty remains a major concern in New Zealand, even after the implementation of Working for Families (WFF). In 2001, NZ ranked near the bottom of the rich nations’ index measuring infant mortality, children’s health and safety, teenage pregnancy, and immunisation.

Supporting pregnant women to quit smoking: postal survey of New Zealand general practitioners and midwives’ smoking cessation knowledge and practices

Marewa Glover, Janine Paynter, Chris Bullen, Kay Kristensen


This study examined New Zealand general practitioners’ (GPs) and midwives’ smoking cessation knowledge and support offered to pregnant women who smoke.

ABM Clinical Protocol #6: Guideline on Co-Sleeping and Breastfeeding

*Rosha McCoy, M.D., FABM *James J. McKenna, Ph.D. *Lawrence Gartner, M.D., FABM


THE ACADEMY OF BREASTFEEDING MEDICINE is a worldwide organization of physicians dedicated to the promotion, protection, and support of breastfeeding and human lactation. One of the goals of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine is the facilitation of optimal breastfeeding practices. This clinical guideline addresses an aspect of parenting that has a significant impact on breastfeeding: infant sleep locations.