• New Breastfeeding Resource

Mama Aroha reference card


It is exciting this week to be launching our new resource – this beautiful new reference card that we are gifting to all our new parents who stay at Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital.

Produced for us by Mama Aroha the reference card contains beautifully presented practical information about breastfeeding, and other key messages including safe sleeping.

The cards are designed to complement the Mama Aroha talk cards that we already use at Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital. These cards are a colourful and easy to use visual guide. They can stand on the coffee table or bedside cabinet, and easily popped in your bag when going out.

Wonderful feedback already from our parents and staff.

26 July 2017

• Latest feedback from our families

Here is a sample of the lovely comments we have received in our Client Satisfaction Survey from families who stayed at the Charlotte Jean in January and February 2016.   Thanks everyone for your feedback.

 “I found my stay at Charlotte Jean a wonderful experience.  The staff were there if we needed them but also gave us space and time to get to know our new baby in relaxing surroundings.  Charlotte Jean is a lovely place to spend the first few days with your new baby and get lots of one-on-one support for breastfeeding, bathing etc if necessary.  Thank you so much”

“I was very impressed with Charlotte Jean.  It is such an amazing facility and we are so lucky to have access to it. I hope it continues to run with such caring and amazing staff. THANK YOU TO ALL!!”

“Very impressed at the one on one care by nurses at Charlotte Jean.  Lovely to be able to sit and talk while baby sleeping to the nurse about general conversation – not just about babies!!  Very warm and clean.”

“Loved your facility!  Very relaxed and comfortable birth and stay.  Love how accommodating you were to my husband and family.  Very special to also allow my mum to stay a night.  Keep up the great work! “

“We LOVED our stay.  So helpful and supportive. Such a warm inviting environment. Can’t wait to come back with our next  baby.  Thankyou so much!!”

“Incredible – very helpful and supportive with establishing feeding.”

“Staff were amazing. Very comfortable, clean and relaxed, a lovely transition to going home.”

“Really good professional staff, extremely KIND!!!”

“Words can not describe how fantastic this place and the staff are.  Such an amazing place to birth and recover.  Thank you for all the support.”

“Places like this do not exist in Canada and I was not sure what to expect. But your commitment to post natal care is outstanding.  I felt prepared to go  home with my first born and knew I could contact the midwives if I still needed.”

“Not sure why more families do not utlilise all of your services, as they are ‘priceless’.  Thanks for making it all so easy.”


• Free Breastfeeding App

You will find simple information and stories to help you along the way.

Information – when you want it, where you want it, as you want it


• New Breast Pump for Cromwell

Congratulations to the Cromwell Plunket Committee for their fundraising to purchase a hospital grade Breast Pump.  Thanks to their great work, the Community Lactation Consultants  now have a second breast pump to loan to women experiencing breastfeeding issues.  So now we have 2 pumps – one based in Cromwell and one in Alexandra.   Thanks Cromwell Plunket Committee for looking out for the  new mums in Cromwell.

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Jo Guest,  Lactation Consultant with Kim, Rebecca and Ellen from Cromwell Plunket. Was great to meet wee Sienna, Lochie and Stella as well!

• A perfect gift for the new parent

image book "did you know"_2We have discovered this gem of a book which is was written by local Liz Maluschnig, and we have made it available for sale at the Charlotte Jean ($20).

The importance of LOVE in the Parent-Child Relationship

“In this delightful little book Liz Maluschnig and Stephanie Defregger combine their talents to show us how a loving parent-child relationship wires the child for a good future.  They explain that what we tend to know instinctively is far more important than has sometimes been acknowledged.  I hope every parent will read and absorb these pages with wonder and delight.”  Mary Grant, Founder Parents Inc.

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
email info@charlottejean.co.nz