Breastfeeding Support

Of all the food and drink you will consume in your lifetime, only one will be nutritionally complete: Breastmilk!

Below is a list of organisations that assist and support breastfeeding mothers.

BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT:

 

ORGANISATION SUPPORT AVAILABLE

CONTACT DETAILS

Lactation

Consultants

Lactation consultants provide specialist support and assistance to mothers and babies who need extra help with breastfeeding

Mary Grant -  (Southern DHB) - free service

03 2181949 ext 8376

 

Ann Harkness - (Private LC) 02102623654

     
    South Otago
Maria McCaw 03 4177198
maria@milkhoney.co.nz
     
   

Dunedin

Lactation Consultants Queen Mary         

03 470 9186 lactation.consultants@southerndhb.govt.nz

Stefanie Kalmakoff – 027 3305 503 woodkal@xtra.co.nz

Carrie van Rij - 021 0218 1144
carrie@nourishbaby.co.nz

Donna Dalzell – (Private LC)

027 243 7350

     
    Central Otago/Queenstown Lakes

Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital Community Lactation Consultants – 03 448 5229

 

Helen Umbers (Upper Clutha Plunket) - 03 443 8799

     
     
 
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.

NB: contact details for the many Plunket centres are available online

http://www.plunket.org.nz/plunket-you/plunket-in-your-area/

Invercargill

Awarua Social and Health Services - 03 218 6668

 

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society - 132 Kelvin St,
03 218 2275
southland@plunket.org.nz 

     
   

Dunedin
Arai te Uru Whare Hauora Tamariki Ora Service - 03 471 9960

     
   

Pacific Trust Otago Well Child Service - 03 455 1722

     
   

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society
18 Lorne Street, South Dunedin
03 474 0490
otago@plunket.org.nz

 

Plunketline

Toll-free telephone advice service available to all families, whānau 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.

Alexandra

Helen - 03 448 5440

 

 

Further information is available online at www.lalecheleague.org.nz, or you can also receive assistance by emailing help@lalecheleague.org.nz

 

Information about Invercargill meetings and contacts at this link

Dunedin West
Brylin - 03 467 5599

Sian - 03 453 1051

 

Invercargill
Kathy - 03 213 0643 or 027 427 1762

     
   

Oamaru
Elizabeth - 03 431 7752

Amy - 03 434 5041

     
   

 

 

Peer Support Programme

 

Breastfeeding Support Otago & Southland

A service extending support, education, and encouragement to new and expectant mothers.  The administrators can  put you in touch with a peer counsellor in your area.

Invercargill Administrators
Junaya Leask
junaya11@live.com

 

 

 

Find information on breastfeeding and information about how to find local volunteers who are trained to provide support with breastfeeding at this website http://breastfeedingsos.co.nz

Otago Administrators
Denise 027 476 1339
bfc.denise@gmail.com

 

   

 

  Click here to download the flyer

Central Otago Administrator
Catkin  0800 560 650
zulucatkin@hotmail.com

 

The Breast Room

The Breast Room is a charitable trust, providing a one to one breastfeeding consultation and support service from 10am-12pm every Tuesday and Thursday.

Bushie 021 260 4678

 

158 Oxford Street, South Dunedin

breastroom@gmail.com

 

Or go to our Facebook page

Click here to download flyer
 

Queenstown/Lakes and Central Otago support groups

Queenstown Plunket Rooms 1st & 3rd Thursday

of the month 11am

Call 0800 560 650 for all Queenstown/Lakes Central Otago groups

 

Arrowtown Plunket Rooms 4th Wednesday

of the month 11am

 
 

Wanaka Plunket Rooms 1st Monday

of the Month 11am

 
 

Cromwell Plunket Rooms 1st & 3rd Thursday

of the month 11am

 
 

Alexandra Plunket Rooms (Community House) 3rd Monday of the month 10.30-11.30

 
 
Wanaka Support Group Wanaka Breastfeeding Support 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 10:30-11:30am

Kate Wolfe

03 443 2635 or 027 695 7772

 
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.

www.breastfeeding.org.nz

 
HealthLine A free telephone information service for all the family. 0800 611 116