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.
|Organisation||Support Avaliable||Contact Details|
Lactation consultants provide specialist support and assistance to mothers and babies who need extra help with breastfeeding.Dunedin
Carrie van Rij - 021 0218 1144
Stefanie Kalmakoff - 027 3305 503
Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital Community Lactation Consultants - 03 448 5229
Ann Reynolds Payne (Queenstown Plunket) - 03 449 3151Email
Helen Umbers (Upper Clutha Plunket) - 03 443 8799
Mary Grant - (Southern DHB) - free service 03 2181949 ext 8376
Ann Harkness - (Private LC) 02102623654
Maria McCaw 03 4177198
|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 here
Awarua Social and Health Services - 03 218 6668
Royal New Zealand Plunket Society - 132 Kelvin St
03 218 2275
Arai Te Uru Whare Hauroa
PO Box 5626, Dunedin - 9016
Phone: 03 471 9960
Pacific Trust Otago
220 King Edward Street, Dunedin - 9012
Phone:03 455 1722
|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. Further information is available online at here or you can also receive assistance by emailing.
If you're in Invercargill you can find our meeting dates here.
Helen - 03 448 5440
Brylin - 03 467 5599
Kathy - 03 213 0643 or
027 427 1762
Elizabeth - 03 431 7752
Leah - 03 455 7238
|Peer Support Programme||
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.
A purpose of this role is to build a pool of voluntary women (Breast Feeding Peers) who are interested in being trained to give peer support to Mums on lactation with the aim to increase the exclusive breast feeding rate of babies.
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.
158 Oxford Street, South Dunedin or check our Facebook
Wanaka Breastfeeding Support
1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 10.30-11.30am
Leoma - 03 214 5260
Denise - 03 467 1339
Central Otago Administrator
Catkin - 0800 560 650
The Breast Room
Denise - 027 476 1339
Flyer can be found here
Call Kate Wolfe 443 2635 or 0276957772
|Queenstown/Lakes and Central Otago Support Groups||
Queenstown Plunket Rooms 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month 11am
Arrowtown Plunket Rooms 4th Wednesday 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
|Call 0800 560 650 for all Queenstown/Lakes Central Otago groups|
|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.||Website|
|Healthline||A free telephone information service for all the family.||0800 611 116|