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 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.  All of this is free and confidential.

Find your local group

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

La Leche League NZ Online Community

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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.

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Our breast milk is amazing!🤓The Hicks et al. team (2022) have identified specific tiny molecules in human milk, known as microRNAs, that could potentially reduce the likelihood of infants developing eczema, asthma, and food allergies. These microRNAs play a crucial role in regulating the immune system, and their identification opens up new possibilities for preventing and treating these common conditions. One-third of little ones experience food allergies, asthma, and atopic dermatitis, much to the distress of parents. The protective factor in human milk appears to be miRNA-375-3p, which amazingly increases in concentration over time while lactating! So keep it up parents, your milk is magic! #milkismagic #humanmilk #lactation #micrornas Citation: Hicks, S. D., Beheshti, R., Chandran, D., Warren, K., & Confair, A. (2022). Infant consumption of microRNA miR-375 in human milk lipids is associated with protection from atopy. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 116(6), 1654-1662. ... See MoreSee Less
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Eva Neely of Massey University is looking for study participants - If you are a first time mum and interesting in participating in a study on Birth Experiences, please check out the poster below. Please note La Leche League NZ is not involved in this research so please contact Eva direct. ... See MoreSee Less
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