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Mother to Mother breastfeeding support in New Zealand

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

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

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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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Breastfeeding Support - La Leche League New Zealand

Breastfeeding Support - La Leche League New Zealand

La Leche League provides parent to parent support and information for those who want to breastfeed or feed their babies human milk.

Our 60th Anniversary Conference is coming up in April. We have an amazing line-up of fabulous speakers and awesome topics!To open our conference we will have former La Leche League Leader, mum of 5, IBCLC and best-selling author Pinky McKay to tell us all about "Milk, Sleep, and Your Baby's Brain" 🀩(Yes, La Leche Leaders do like to do ALL the things breastfeeding related. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰)πŸ’š See you there! πŸ’šRegistration website: ... See MoreSee Less
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In case you were wondering πŸ˜‰Can I have a have a drink at Christmas?As you can imagine, this is a really common question during the festive period.Β And if you do a google search you can get some rather conflicting advice!It is true that alcohol gets into your breast milk, because anything that gets into your blood-stream can get into your milk. It takes around 2 hours per unit of alcohol to leave your blood-stream, and so the same can be said of your milk. There's no need to pump and dump to remove the alcohol, it leaves your milk as it leaves your blood.Some sources will recommend not breastfeeding during these 2 hours, so offering your baby a feed, then having a drink, and then by the time baby wants to feed again it will have left you milk. It goes on its own. But babies can't tell the time!Some will say if you are sober enough to drive, you are sober enough to breastfeed.But if you delve deeper into the research, the conclusion is that the amount of alcohol that actually reaches the baby is absolutely miniscule. Several alcoholic drinks makes your milk about as alcoholic as fresh orange juice. It really poses very little risk to the baby at all. So it is fine to enjoy a drink or two at Christmas and continue to breastfeed! I would personally suggest you do not have too many. You will be a total light-weight after at least 9 months of abstaining through pregnancy. It is also very important that you are safe to look after your baby. Also parenting a baby with a hangover is definitely not worth it!Bed sharing is not advised with any amount of alcohol as it can make you less aware. So please do not share a sleep space with a baby if you have had an alcoholic drink until you are fully sober. If you have a baby who will only bed share then perhaps this is a year to abstain from alcohol.#breastfeedingandalcohol#canidrinkandbreastfeed#drinkandbreastfeed #christmasdrinks #festiveseason #alcoholbreastfeeding ... See MoreSee Less
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