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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.

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.

Online Facebook Meetings

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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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.

💚“Infant carrying may be an effective tool at promoting secure attachments, particularly for mothers and infants at greater risk for attachment insecurity.”*This study randomly assigned at-risk adolescent mothers to babywearing or control conditions. They found that at seven months, using the Global Rating Scale, infants in the babywearing group were more likely to have secure attachments and less likely to have disorganized attachments.*Williams LR, Turner PR. Infant carrying as a tool to promote secure attachments in young mothers: Comparing intervention and control infants during the still-face paradigm. Infant Behav Dev. 2020 Feb;58:101413. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.101413. Epub 2019 Dec 24. PMID: 31877392.#carryingmatters #babybraindevelopment #consciousparenting #gentleparenting #carryingmatters#buildabetterfuture #buildahappybrain#babywearingforthewin #wearallthebabies #infantmentalhealth#perinatalmentalhealth #responsiveparenting#doulasupport #postpartum #fourthtrimester #biologicalbaseline #postpartumjourney #secureattachment #neuroscience #oxytocin ... See MoreSee Less
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Catch up with other mamas in Mana - Tawa (Wellington) area, message the page for venue and other information Breastfeeding Support Porirua - La Leche League Mana ... See MoreSee Less
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👏👏👏Breastfeeding Education and Support is a Radical Feminist Act.🙅‍♀️ It is not a judgement on mode of feeding or the need for diversification in this space. 💥 It is a radical act because the reason that so many struggle with breastfeeding is because support given is inadequate and the education inaccurate or out of date. It is not an individual issue, it is a system of pervasive disempowerment based on two things:❌ CONTROL❌When you fail to support, educate and prioritise the value of feeding, you make Women dependent on systems and products that don’t put their wellbeing first.💥 You tell them, who you are, what you want and your work doesn’t matter.💥 You tell them your struggle doesn’t matter. 💥 Make no mistake, this means you rely on something OUTSIDE of yourself to sustain and continue. 💥 It makes you a commodity. A number to be won. ❌ EXPLOITATION❌💲Then as a commodity, you can be manipulated. Here’s the magic fix. There’s a problem and you are not enough. So you need X, Y, Z. 💲 That costs money. You’ll throw anything at the prospect of sleep and peace. This is priceless to markets and patriarchy. Built on undermining your ability and putting you and your baby’s best interests last. 💲And if it does work out and you do breastfeed? Well then, that casual labour works too but we won’t honour the time spent, money saved, health benefits. We’ll take your labour and not pay you a cent. Even though we KNOW it benefits the individual, community and society on an individual to macroeconomic level. We won’t give you spaces to feed. We’ll yell at you to cover up and feed your child in a toilet.👩‍🍼So when you see breastfeeding advocacy, it’s not because it’s the only way to feed your child. 🤱It’s because we care about Women and Babies and outcomes and about your journey. How do we do that? We support you & advocate for more support for new parents. 💥EVIDENCE based support, FREE FROM BIAS. And we educate. 💥We give you the tools that frees you and gives you CHOICE and POWER. So here’s to you Mamas. Because no one says it’s easy or goes to plan. But you’re trying everyday and you deserve the best. That’s what WBW 2022 is about.✌️ ... See MoreSee Less
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