Where to Get Support
In the first six weeks after birth, your midwife is the best person to contact for support with breastfeeding.
Should you require additional information or support, here are the contact details of places where you can get support:
Plunket/Karitane Family Centres (free)
These centres operate a free clinic for women, you just need to phone ahead and make an appointment:
Johnsonville (Rotoiti Street) 478 4900
(open Tuesday and Wednesday)
Lyall Bay (Freyberg Street) 387 7594
(open Thursday and Friday)
The Breastfeeding Centre (free)
The Breastfeeding Centre is a “drop-in” clinic operated by Capital & Coast District Health, open Tuesdays from 10am to 2pm, and is situated at 20 Ngatitoa Street, (Tamariki Ora Whare at Ora Toa Health Unit), Takapuwahia, Porirua.
Newtown Breastfeeding Support Centre
The Newtown Breastfeeding Support Centre is a community based clinic, open every Monday during term time from 9am to 12pm.
La Leche League (free)
This is an organisation committed to supporting breastfeeding women around the world. They can provide information and telephone support, and are free of charge.
www.lalecheleague.org.nz (search under “contact us” for your local leader)