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We are New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child. Whānau āwhina - caring for families.
We provide support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. We work together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child
The first participants in a programme helping to educate and
support Māori whānau to provide safe sleeping spaces for
their new babies will celebrate their success on Sunday 25
November. The Whānau Ora – Raranga Wahakura Pilot Project was
developed by Papakura Plunket Nurse Donna Fane to help
reduce SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) rates among
Māori. “The Counties Manukau area has the highest SUDI rate
within New Zealand.
Plunket has launched a new digital service to help mothers
needing extra support with breastfeeding their babies,
thanks to a significant donation from the Wright Family
Foundation. Mothers referred to the service receive one-on-one support
from Plunket Nurses trained as certified lactation
consultants*, or fully trained breastfeeding specialists via
the new video conferencing service using Zoom software. Available through PlunketLine, Plunket’s 24/7 parent
helpline, this new video conferencing service allows Plunket
to work directly with mothers who have been referred and
provide advice as they are feeding, PlunketLine Manager
Denise Shera says.