Breastfeeding Support and Information
In our Community

Breastfeeding will be a unique experience for you and your baby. It is the most natural and normal way to feed infants, but it isn’t always easy. If you experience difficulties after you leave hospital, there is plenty of help and support for you to access, depending on your needs.

Your LMC Midwife will provide ongoing breastfeeding support and assistance for the first
6 weeks.

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters
Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are volunteers who are trained to provide non-judgemental breastfeeding support and information on the normal course of breastfeeding, overcoming common barriers and breastfeeding challenges. They are available for one-to-one support, phone, text or email help, informal group drop-in sessions and home visits. To find a Peer Supporter in your area, visit or phone Catkin  0800 560 650

Mums4Mums Central Otago
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday 10am-12pm Youthbase, 6 Gregg Street, Alexandra
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Wanaka Breastfeeding Cafe
1st Thursday of the month 1.30-2.30pm Plunket Rooms, 51 Ardmore Street
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Queenstown Breastfeeding Cafe
1st Thursday of the month 11am-1pm Plunket, 8 Henry Street
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Arrowtown Breastfeeding Cafe
3rd Thursday of the month 11am-1pm
Plunket, Cardigan Street

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

Community Lactation Consultants
(Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital) A free service available to women who are experiencing breastfeeding difficulties in in the Central Otago and Wanaka areas.

Lactation Consultants Jo Guest and Vanessa Logan-Smith. Visits in your own home or at the Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital, Alexandra, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm.

For an appointment, phone the Charlotte Jean on 03 448 5229. Click here for more information about this service

Alexandra Plunket: Tracey Scarfe 03 448 8205
Cromwell Plunket: 03 445 0149
Wanaka Plunket: Helen Umbers 03 443 8799

A toll free telephone advice service available 24hours, seven days a week.
0800 933 922

We look forward to showing you around.
Give us a call on 03 4485229 to organise a time.
If you have any questions, just give us a call or send us an email
phone 03 448 5229