'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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Photo of a group of teenagers in action at a dance class

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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Two young smiling girls wearing life jackets and floating on their backs in a swimming pool

Nutrition 0-12 months

All about infant nutrition for the first 12 months of your baby's life. Each link takes you to a page beginning with a short video followed by key messages in English and 9 other languages. Many pages include links to more detailed information. Remember that 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 the infant nutrition section

 

Photo of baby breastfeeding
 
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.
Thumbnail still image of video showing baby lying next to teddy
Meet Mel and her family in a series of video clips. Mel is mother to 3 boys - Jamie, Ryan and Ethan. Her middle son Ryan was diagnosed post birth with Down syndrome.