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.

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Our thoughts are with our Australian friends and whānau especially those caring for young children.

Please share these links with them. There is LLL Australia and Australian Breastfeeding Association, both can support families to continue, start or restart breastfeeding during emergencies.

For information about breastfeeding during emergencies:

• La Leche League

• Australian Breastfeeding Association

For breastfeeding support in Australia, please contact:

• La Leche League

• Australian Breastfeeding Association

For multilingual breastfeeding information:
• La Leche League

• Australian Breastfeeding Association

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