New venue as of May 9th 2016! We are excited to announce that we have moved to the new Wellington Family Support Hub. We are now appointments based and located in the domino midwives rooms at the back of the Lychgate Centre - 100 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington. We are delighted to share this space with so many exciting services and new classes for parents. Our GP Dr Rona Carroll now runs a private clinic alongside the breastfeeding support centre. More details can be found at: www.familysupporthub.wordpress.com
Finalist in the Wellington Airport community awards 2013
We are excited to be announced as a finalist in the health section of the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. We're looking forwards to the awards ceremony on August 6th.
Big Latch On 2013
Join us on Friday 2nd August at Te Papa (te marae) for the big latch on! This event is part of world breastfeeding week and is great fun. Women all over the country will be breastfeeding at the same time to try to beat the record for most number of people breastfeeding at the same time. Arrive at 10am ready for a 10.30am latch. We have goodies, spot prizes and some morning tea.
We are turning one!
We are very excited to be celebrating our first anniversary in July 2013. We would love for you to come and help us celebrate on Monday 8th July, 12pm in the Trinity Union Church Hall, Newtown.
Movie Fundraiser - Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and the Farm midwives
BIRTH STORY: INA MAY GASKIN AND THE FARM MIDWIVES captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s hippie commune, rescued modern midwifery from extinction, and changed the way a generation thought about childbirth. Today, as nearly 1/3 of all US babies are born via c-section, they labor on, fighting to preserve their knowledge and pushing, once again, for the rebirth of birth.
Winner of the audience award at the LA Film Festival.
Join us at the Roxy cinema on Sunday 28th October at 12pm for an exclusive screening of this film. This is part of home birth awareness week and is a joint screening to raise funds for the Newtown Breastfeeding Support Centre and the Wellington Home Birth Association.
Tickets are $20 each. To purchase please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Exciting news! We are officially a charitable trust now. This is great news for us as we hope it will make it easier to apply for funding/grants. We have a supportive board of trustees too. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.
Thank you to Plunket and New World
Newtown plunket have very kindly funded a supply of feeding tubes which we can give to mums at the centre who require a supplemental nursing system. You can read more about this valuable method here: www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-LA
We are also grateful to Newtown New world who are supplying us with biscuits for our morning tea.
On July 25th we opened our doors for the first time! We had mothers braving the windy weather with their newborns and local midwives and lactation consultants popping in to say hi and show their support. Thank you everyone - it was a great success!
Opening date announced!
We are very excited to announce our opening date of July 25th 2012. We will be open every Wednesday (term time only) from 10am - 12pm. Please help us spread the word.
Brooklyn Plunket Kids Sale
19th May 2012 - Our first fundraising event. Thank you to everyone who made generous donations of preloved children's toys & clothes for us to sell at the plunket sale. We raised a total of $380!