www.health.govt.nz/yourhealth-topics/maternity/breastfeeding Breastfeeding information and advice from the Ministry of Health. They also have a useful Facebook page (Breastfeeding NZ) where breastfeeding problems are discussed with other mums
http://kellymom.com/ Lots of useful advice here
www.breastfeedinginc.ca/ Great resources from Dr Jack Newman. In particular there are some very useful videos including what a good latch looks like
www.breastfeedingonline.com/newman.shtml Articles by Dr Jack Newman on a variety of issues including information about using breast compression
http://wharekaipepe.wordpress.com/ Wharekai Pepe is a breastfeeding support group in Stokes Valley and Upper Hutt
www.lalecheleague.org.nz/ La Leche League is a mother-to-mother breastfeeding support organization. There are regular meetings held in Wellington. You can find our more on their Facebook page or by phoning a local leader.
Other breastfeeding support in Wellington
Wellington Family Support Hub A range of services to support families, including a mother & baby GP clinic (cost involved) for breastfeeding issues, postnatal distress/adjustment, unsettled babies, tongue tie etc. www.familysupporthub.wordpress.com
Evolve Youth Service Free breastfeeding (and parenting) support for under 25y olds. Bookings essential for appointments with Dr Rona, or drop in to the weekly Friday afternoon parents group to meet other young parents. www.evolveyouth.org.nz Call 04 473 6204 Email email@example.com
Plunket Family Centre (free) Tuesday 10 - 11.30am, Johnsonville family centre,19 Rotoiti St. Phone 4787918. FREE DROP IN
Wednesday morning at RongataiPlunket Family Centre, Lyall Bay -04 3877594
Wednesdayafternoon at JohnsonvilleFamily Centre-04 4984900-press option 4.
Thursdays – AllDay at Rongatai FamilyCentre-3877594-for clients needing breastfeeding help-and a wide range of otherparenting issues including adjustment to parenthood, PND, crying babies etc.
- Please leave a message on the phone and Anne Norton will contact you (mostly in that same week)
- Cathy Clifford at Johnsonville family centre can also see you one on one by appointment on Monday and Wednesdays - phone 4787918
Wharekai Pepe(free) Thursday 9am –12pm (last baby seen at 11.30) Stokes Valley –Koraunui Marae, 146 Stokes Valley Rd Lactation consultant advice www.wharekaipepe.co.nz/
TheBreastfeeding Centre (free) Tamariki Ora Whare, Ora Toa Health Unit, Takapuwahia, Porirua Every Tuesday from 10am – 2pm Lactation consultant advice
La Leche League(free) Second Tuesday of every month, 10am except for school holidays Front Lounge, The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington
A mother to mother support group, which holds monthly meetings for breastfeeding support where you can ask questions and meet up with other breastfeeding mothers. They have a lending library with lots of interesting books not just about breastfeeding,also starting solids, toddlers, parenting etc. There is always a LLL leader on the end of a phone. She is a mother who has breastfed and is trained in offering breastfeeding support. They can also tell you when the next meeting is. Your local Wellington leaders are:
www.citywrigglers.co.nz/ full of information of things to do with children in Wellington. Check the what's on listings for up to date events. They also have a great list of playgrounds and child friendly cafes.