Overcoming barriers to breastfeeding.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Breast feeding (Health aspects)
Breast feeding (Social aspects)
Community health services (Services)
Community health services (Social aspects)
Pub Date: 08/01/2010
Publication: Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032
Issue: Date: August, 2010 Source Volume: 16 Source Issue: 7
Topic: Event Code: 290 Public affairs; 360 Services information
Product: SIC Code: 8399 Social services, not elsewhere classified
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 236247989
Full Text: Parish community nurse Vaiola Mone Ha'unga (right) supports HVAZ co-ordinator Salome Finau as she demonstrates how to prepare a healthy lunch to the 60+ group at the Elleslie Tongan Methodist Church. Finau is also a breastfeeding peer support worker in her church, having completed a six-day La Leche League training session.

Ha'unga has organised two training workshops so far and is committed to improving breastfeeding rates among Pacific women. "There are a tot of barriers to breastfeeding for Pacific women, who often do not continue beyond six weeks, mostly due to pressures to return to work. But there are a number of initiatives and networks available in the community to support these women continue to breastfeed. We need to educate the community about how important breastfeeding is."

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