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Two doses of the measles vaccine is all you need to protect yourself, your family and your community. Check with your GP if you or your child should be vaccinated — vaccination is free for children and adults who are not immune to measles.

The high amount of measles worldwide means increased risk of bringing measles into New Zealand. The recent measles outbreak in Auckland cases was started with an unimmunised child, who became infected on a family trip to England, then developed measles when back in Auckland.

Worldwide, there has been a resurgence of measles. In Europe a common destination for New Zealanders over 30, cases were notified in both and while in Australia also a common travel destination there have been 89 cases of measles confirmed from January to August , 71 of them in New South Wales.

Anyone travelling overseas, whether a child, teenager or adult should know their immunisation status before they leave. Where there is any doubt, immunisation with MMR vaccine is recommended prior to travel. Breastmilk contains all of the essential nutrients, antibodies and other factors important for growth and development. It cannot be replicated. Providing breastmilk has many benefits to both the infant and mother.

Mothers benefit from breastfeeding, both in the short term and for their long term health. Breastmilk is also very important for pre-term infants. Considerable research and investigation has been undertaken into the composition of breastmilk which underpins our understanding of the importance of this dynamic fluid. There are different types of breastmilk depending on the stage of lactation.

Breastmilk is constantly changing, even throughout a single feed. Breastmilk composition can vary depending on the time of day and also significantly between mothers. Due to this variability, the nutritional content of breast milk is typically provided as average values of nutrients in mature breastmilk.

Breast milk also contains important non-nutritional components, such as antimicrobial factors, digestive enzymes, hormones and growth factors that are important for passive protection against infections and immune-mediated diseases and modulate immunological development. Immune-related components and growth factors include: Breastmilk can be provided exclusively for around the first 6 months, meeting all of the Infants nutritional needs.

Breastmilk is still very important beyond the first 6 months. Once complementary foods are introduced breastmilk continues to provide important nutrients and growth factors up to 2 years. In Australia and New Zealand, breastmilk is recommended during the infants first year of life and then continued if this suits mother and infant.

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