Lactation consultants provide specialist support and assistance to mothers and babies who need extra help with breastfeeding.
|Well Child/ Tamariki Ora Providers||
Pregnancy and birth care and support for families/whanau/ caregivers to maximise their child's developmental potential and health status between the ages of 0-5 years; a free screening, surveillance, education and support service; Community-based.
Awarua Whanau Services
03 218 6668
Royal New Zealand Plunket Society - 132 Kelvin St
Arai Te Uru Whare Hauroa
PO Box 5626, Dunedin - 9016
Phone: 03 471 9960
Pacific Trust Otago
|Plunketline||Toll-free telephone advice service available to all families, whanau and caregivers||0800 933 922|
|La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Groups||
Regular meetings are run by accredited La Leche League leaders and a wide range of breastfeeding and parenting topics are discussed to provide encouragement, support and information to all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Further information is available online at here. See below for a leader near you:
Joanna: 03 428 3979
|Breastfeeding Peer Support Service||
To find a Peer Supporter near you visit our website.
The coordinators can put you in touch with a peer counsellor in your area:
Invercargill- Lisa Morfett 0273220869
Dunedin, Waitaki & Clutha- Bushie Calvert 0212604678
Central Otago & Wakatipu- Catkin Bartlett 0800 560 650
Breastfeeding Peer Support Drop-in Sessions
|Ministry of Health||The Ministry of Health provides a range of resources to support breastfeeding, as well as tips and information for key support people such as partners/spouses, parents, siblings and friends.||http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/life-stages/breastfeeding|
|Healthline||A free telephone information service for all the family.||0800 611 116|
Peer Supporters are not medical professionals, but are volunteers trained to provide information and support through common challenges to the normal course of breastfeeding.