la leche league nz

Mother to Mother breastfeeding support in New Zealand

Connect with a Leader near you

Questions or worries about breastfeeding? Our accredited La Leche League Leaders are experienced mothers who have been trained to provide information and support for breastfeeding. We can help over the phone, you can come along to our informal meetings, or ask a questions via email and on social media.  All of this is free and confidential.

Find your local group

You can find details of our accredited breastfeeding helpers and group meetings across Aotearoa here.

Our mission is to help mothers to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, education, information, and encouragement and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.

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Meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm

You can join us for breastfeeding support and information from the comfort of your own home – pyjamas and beverage of your choice optional.

No technical ability required, just join the meeting group and be online that evening.

We’d love to see you there.

Today is the first day of New Zealand Sign Language Week. Find out what La Leche League is about from our video including #NZSL

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niho kai waiū - baby tooth, milk tooth
kaimānga - chewed food (for a baby) - traditionally food was masticated by the mother and gradually fed by mouth to the baby.

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okooko - carry in arms, cradle, baby carrier/sling
momoe - to sleep together
whakakūpā - to cause to belch, bring up wind, burp

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Ka haere au ki ngā hui La Leche League i (tauwāhi).

I go to La Leche League meetings in (location).

Hopefully we can get back to in person meetings soon.

Find your reo Māori place name at www.maoridictionary.co.nz

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Mōrena! It’s Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) 14th - 20 the September 2020.

Māori Language week has been celebrated each year from 1975.⁣
Māori Language Day is September 14 and commemorates the presentation of the 1972 Māori language petition to parliament.⁣
Mahuru Māori is an initiative begun in 2017 to promote the use of te reo Māori throughout the month of September.⁣

Why a week? Why not a year? Why not a decade? A century?⁣
Because New Zealand is revitalising the Māori language and a part of that is celebration of our success and promoting te reo Māori. Māori language week is an opportunity for concentrated celebration, promotion and encouragement. ⁣

And every minute of every hour of every day is a Māori language minute – we can choose to use te reo – every time we do, even just a ‘Kia ora!’ contributes to revitalisation.⁣

Te Wiki o te reo Māori is becoming a major fixture on the national calendar providing an opportunity for concentrated promotion, raising awareness and giving an opportunity for expert and advanced speakers to encourage others on their te reo Māori journey.⁣

Visit: www.tewikiotereomaori.co.nz for ways that you can incorporate Te Reo into your life!

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