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Key Features of the PCP

  • The PCP fosters mother–to–mother support – a core component of any multi-faceted breastfeeding strategy, and is effective as a stand-alone intervention.
  • The PCP provides the framework for sustainable peer support programmes in line with Ministry of Health and District Health Board goals, cost effectively and
  • The PCP is a recognised way of fulfilling Step 10 of the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative.
  • The PCP aligns with the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, the Innocenti Declaration (2005) and the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (WHO/UNICEF, 2003).
  • PCP Administrators are fully trained and licenced by LLLNZ and have access to ongoing support, education and resources.
  • Funders play a key role in the success of the PCP by ensuring all three stages of the programme are fully resourced.
  • The PCP draws on the accumulated knowledge and experience of La Leche League - leaders in breastfeeding peer support around the world for 50 years.

The presenters were friendly, often reassuring students that we would learn from each other. The style of learning was relaxed and encouraging.

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The PCP is proudly supported by La Leche League NZ