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 (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 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

For more information about La Leche League and lots of breastfeeding resources visit their website:

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

Just Add Milk
(Central Otago Midwives) A free community lactation service to women pre empting or experiencing lactation difficulties in the Central Otago region.

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 Phone 027 6399005

Alexandra Plunket: Tracey Scarfe 03 448 8205
Cromwell Plunket: Anna Smith 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