'kidshealth' - for New Zealand parents / caregivers

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Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Doctor examining a baby who is sitting on mother's lap

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Children grouped around a bench in a park

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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A family sitting together - parents and three children, including baby breastfeeding

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Infant breastfeeding

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Father kissing his baby

Our mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children's health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau

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Breastfeeding

Exclusively breastfeeding for around the first 6 months of your baby’s life and then continuing once your baby starts solids until 12 months and beyond gives your baby the best start in life. See all our information on breastfeeding (including short videos and key messages in English and 9 other languages). Or, you might like to start by watching the video Best food for your baby.

 

 

 

 

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Photo of father and son on a sports field
The best parenting skill you can have is to simply act like one! In order for your kids to respect you, you must give them a person worth respecting.
Image of father and son fishing
Teenage years are growth years and ones of great change. Most things about your teenager's world are changing. Don't let your love be one of them.
Family eating together
It takes a little work to bring everyone together for meals. But it's worth it and the whole family eats better.
Mother breastfeeding her baby
Around 6 months, your baby starts to need the extra vitamins and minerals (especially iron and zinc) that are in solid foods. Key messages in 10 languages, and a video.