Your LMC Midwife will provide ongoing breastfeeding support and assistance for the first
Breastfeeding Peer Supporters
Breastfeeding Peer Supporters (also called Breastfeeding Peer Counsellors) 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 www.breastfeedingsos.co.nz or phone Catkin 0800 560 650
La Leche League (Alexandra)
La Leche League Alexandra is run voluntarily by local mothers who have had experience in breastfeeding and have completed the La Leche League accredited leader programme. Their monthly morning tea meetings are a relaxed gathering to discuss selected topics and meet the needs of the mothers attending. They have an extensive library of La Leche League approved books related to breastfeeding, childbirth, parenting and family nutrition, which are available to loan out.
Mother to mother support group 1st Tuesday of every month at 10:00 and in the home of a League mother. All babies and children are welcome.
For meeting information or one-on-one breastfeeding support contact Helen on 03 448 5440 or 027 3289277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about La Leche League and lots of breastfeeding resources visit their website: www.lalecheleague.org.nz
Lactation consultants provide specialist support and assistance to mothers and babies who need extra help with breastfeeding.
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
Lactation Consultants Maria Stanley and Charlotte Aarden provide free individual sessions and follow up. Lactation equipment support (including Medela electric breast pump) as indicated.
To contact us: Leave a message on our website www.centralotagomidwives.co.nz Phone 027 6399005
|Alexandra Plunket:||Tracey Scarfe||03 448 8205|
|Cromwell Plunket:||Anna Smith||03 445 0149|
|Wanaka Plunket:||Helen Umbers||03 443 8799|
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