Connect with a Leader near you or find your local group below

PLEASE NOTE THAT FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS ARE NOT TAKING PLACE IN ALERT LEVEL 2.

PLEASE CONTACT A LEADER OR REFER TO THE RELEVANT GROUPS FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

La Leche League Leaders are accredited by LLLI to provide information and support for breastfeeding families. Every Leader has at least one year of breastfeeding experience as well as training in breastfeeding management and communication skills. 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.

La Leche League has groups across the country. Groups hold regular informal discussion meetings for mothers and their babies, older children and support people are also welcome. Meetings are based on the importance of mother to mother support and cover a wide range of breastfeeding related topics. Please bring your questions, concerns and also your achievements and triumphs!

Discover the basics of breastfeeding and much more at our free monthly meetings

La Leche League welcomes mothers, pregnant women, their children and support people to our meetings for encouragement, support, information and discussion on a wide range of breastfeeding and parenting topics. The discussion topics for the meetings are flexible depending on the needs of those present. Topics for discussion may include:

  • Breastfeeding is normal
  • Early days of breastfeeding
  • Weaning & introduction of complementary foods
  • Overcoming difficulties
Many groups also hold coffee mornings, where we meet informally in a local public space. This allows mums to come with babies, toddlers and older children, to meet other breastfeeding mums in a baby/breastfeeding/child-friendly environment.

NORTH ISLAND

Northland

Monthly Coffee Group

When? Last Friday of each month, 10am -12pm

Where? Kerikeri Plunket Rooms, 109 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri.

No charge but a Koha welcome.

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Haidee: 021 962 602 or email haideez@yahoo.com

Auckland

If you are in the Auckland area you can get help via text: 020 4116 9994

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 1st Sunday of the month, from 1pm.

Where? Smales Farm, The Q4 Lounge (opposite Columbus Coffee), 72 Taharoto Rd, Takapuna.

You can bring your own food/refreshments, or purchase something from the cafe next door.

Please contact your local Leader for 2020 meeting dates

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Ally: 027 273 8501, text any time and phone calls after 4.30pm

You can also PM us on Facebook or email questions to help@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Evening Meeting

When? 1st Monday of each month (excluding school holidays), 5pm-6.30pm

Where? Waiheke Library (meeting room), Oneroa

No charge but a Koha welcome.

If you come from work or the ferry it is ok to arrive late – your cuppa and bikkie will be waiting!

Please contact your local Leader for 2020 meeting dates

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Helga: 09 372 2210

Twice Monthly Meetings

We provide encouragement, support, information and discussion on a wide range of breastfeeding and parenting topics.

When? 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, 10am – noon.

Where? Mama Maternity, 13 Coyle St, Sandringham.

Everyone is welcome and all breastfeeding questions can be addressed

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Annika: 021 465 146
Miranda: 09 820 4009
Barbara: 021 163 5212 (text only please)

Or email questions to: lll.centralauckland@gmail.com

Monthly Meetings

The discussion topics for the meetings are flexible depending on the needs of those present. We can discuss any breastfeeding issues and answer your specific breastfeeding questions. Meetings are free, although we do ask for a gold coin donation.

When? 1st Monday of the month, 10am – Midday.

Where? Haseler Hall, All Saints Church in Howick.

2020 Meeting Dates:

8 June
6 July
3 August
7 September
5 October
2 November
7 December

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Aimee: 021 257 6626
Alison: 09 533 0391

For information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Andie: 021 766 899

Monthly Meetings – 2020

When? Meetings are to be the first Monday of the month 9am – 11am

Where? Pukekohe Maternity Unit, corner of Tuakau & Kitchener Rds, Pukekohe.

7 September

5 October

2 November

7 December

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Cherie: 09 232 8451

Waikato

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 2nd Wednesday of every month – 10am.

Where? Waihi Birthing Centre.

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Angela: 027 580 8743 (Waihi)
Wendy: 07 280 3587 or 022 087 9698 (Waihi/Paeroa)

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 1st Friday of the month from 10am

Where? Paeroa Elim Church

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Wendy: 022 087 9698
Kyra: 021 269 2232

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Ngakeiha: 07 868 2197

Meetings are open to all pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.  Feel free to bring a support person if you wish.  All babies, toddlers and children are welcome too.

You are able to borrow books (at no charge) from our Library, and ask specific questions of the Group Leaders who are present.

Morning Meetings

When? 2nd Thursday of the month, at 10am

Where? St John’s Methodist Church, 20 Wellington Street

Evening Meetings

Meet other breastfeeding mothers and receive free information and support in the evenings, especially suited to mums whose time is committed during the day!

When? 3rd Thursday of the month, at 7:15pm

Where? Waterford Birth Centre

Supper is provided, although it is best to bring along snacks for any older children you bring with you.

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Rowena: 027 575 2782
Sarah: 07 210 0057 
(although this number may look strange, it is correct)

or email a leader at hamilton@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Meetings

When? 3rd Monday of every month, 10-11:45am.

Where? The Parent Centre Rooms, Health and Community Centre, Taylor Street, Cambridge.

2020 Meeting Dates

January 20th
February 17th
March 16th
April 20th
May 18th
June 15th
July 20th
August 17th
September 21st
October 19th
November 16th
December 14th

Coffee Morning

Regular mothers are invited by Karen.
Please send a personal message to our Facebook page if you would like further details.

Dates we are planning for 2020:

February 3rd
March 2nd
April 6th
May 4th
June 29th
August 31st
November 2nd

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Karen: 07 823 9201 or 021 115 4488

Or email: cambridge@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 2nd Wednesday of each month, at 10am.

Where? Kindergarten Room, St Andrew’s Church, Mutu St, Te Awamutu.

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Aisling: 07 870 6432
Sandra: 07 871 1611

The Breastfeeding Cafe

When? 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10am-12pm.

Where? Rotary House, Story Place, Taupo.

2020 Breastfeeding Café meetings

February 12

March 10

April 8

May 13

June 10

July 8

August 12

September 9

October  14

November 11

December 9

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Anna: 021 074 9984
Hellene: 021 263 7450

Kristina: 07 378 7967 or 021 101 9717
Rosemary: 07 378 8044

Or email: taupo@lalecheleague.org.nz

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Nancy: 021 180 7903

Or email: turangi@lalecheleague.org.nz

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

For information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Whitney: 021 0810 3040
Christine: 07 574 8722 or 027 364 2386

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10am to 12noon.

Where? Wesley Methodist Church, 100 13th Avenue, Tauranga.

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Trudy: 07 549 5644

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 3rd Wednesday each month, 10am – 12pm.

Where? Rotorua Baptist Church Creche, Malfroy Road, Rotorua.

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Chris: 07 345 4838
Jane: 07 349 4116

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Bronwyn: 07 307 1409

Monthly Meetings

Series meeting at an indoor quiet venue, ideal for pregnant parents and in arms babies although everyone is welcome. We will go through various topics and any breastfeeding or lactation topics can be discussed depending on the needs of the parents attending.

All welcome including parents who are mixed feeding, bottle feeding, exclusive breastfeeding, using alternative feeding systems (tube, sns, syringe, finger feeding), those considering inducing lactation or relactation as well as babies and children, whānau, support people, and partners.

When? 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10am – 12 noon

Where? Alternating between Napier and Hastings

Napier – Empire Coffee Roasters, 9 Allen Berry Ave, Pirimai, Napier

Hastings – Heretaunga Women’s Centre

Corner of Russell Street and Eastbourne Street East, Civic Square, Hastings
(near Hastings Library and Hastings City Art Gallery)

2020 Meeting Dates:

10 June – Bay Wellness, Hastings
1 July – Empire Coffee Roasters, Napier
12 August – Bay Wellness, Hastings
9 September – Empire Coffee Roasters, Napier
14 October – Bay Wellness, Hastings
11 November – Empire Coffee Roasters, Napier
9 December – Bay Wellness, Hastings
Monthly Enrichment Meetings

Times and venues will vary each month. See Facebook page events section for details www.Facebook.com/LLLHB

Please contact your Local Leader for 2020 dates

For any further information, breastfeeding, lactation help,  questions or support please contact one of our dedicated leaders on 022 081 1622

Or email: HawkesBay@LaLecheLeague.org.nz

Taranaki, Wanganui

Morning Meetings

When? 1st Tuesday of every month, 10am – 12noon.

Where? Disabled Citizens Craft Centre, 83 Hine Street, New Plymouth.

Attendance is free, although a $2 donation is appreciated if you are not a current La Leche League member (to cover room charge).

February 4th
March 3rd
April 7th
May 5th
June 2nd
July 7th
August 4th
September 1st
October 6th
November 3rd
December 1st

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Our Taranaki Leaders are Donna and Ruth.
Email: LLLTaranaki@gmail.com

Manawatu, Wairarapa, Wellington

Monthly Morning Meeting

When? 1st Monday of the month, 10am – 11.30am.

Where? Te Papaioea Birthing Centre (ground floor)

116-118 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Lynlee: 021 175 1454
Natasha: 06 326 8362 or 027 380 0115
Lily: 022 191 0568  (speaks Mandarin)

For information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Isa: 021 08424782

Or email: wairarapa@lalecheleague.org.nz

For information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Janet: 04 293 2411
Txt only: 027 437 6322

Email: kapiti@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Meetings

When? One Wednesday a month, 10am – 11:30am (see dates below).

Where? Tawa Linden Plunket, 2 Linden Ave, Tawa (plenty of onsite parking).

Please contact your Local Leader for 2020 dates

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Elizabeth: 021 075 1752
Janice: 04 232 5052
Sarah: 04 235 7095

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 1st Monday of the month from 945am.

Where? Salvation Army Hall, Cnr High & Cuba Sts, Petone.

2020 Dates and Topics

20 July – Amazing Milk: how breastmilk changes

3 August – Is Breastfeeding Part of your Birth Plan?

7 September – Knowing What is Normal and Avoiding Problems

12 October – Sleep and Weaning

2 November – What’s in it for Mum?

7 December – What your Baby Expects in Life

15 February 2021 – Amazing Microbiome

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Lottie: 022 152 9172
Catherine: 021 266 0596

Monthly Coffee Group (Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Community Centre Lounge, 18 Harrison St, Brooklyn, Wellington.

Held on the last Friday of every month at 10am, except for school holidays.

2020 Coffee Group Dates (Brooklyn)

25 September

30 October

27 November

18 December

 

Group Meetings (Karori)

Karori Plunket Creche, 277 Karori Rd Karori

Held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10am

2020 Meeting Dates (Karori) 

14 September

12 October

9 November

14 December

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Hannah: 021 030 6981
Rona: 021 535 479
Carolyn: 027 442 1829

Or email: wellington@lalecheleague.org.nz

SOUTH ISLAND

Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Robin: 027 856 9035 (text)

Ruth: 027 243 3469 (phone or text)

Canterbury, West Coast

Monthly Support Meetings – Beckenham

When? 2nd Monday of the month from 10am.

Where? Sydenham Room, South Library, 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere

Bi-Monthly Support Meetings – Riccarton

When? One Monday every second month from 10am.

Where? 26 Piko Crescent (in the Plunket rooms).

Monthly Support Meetings – Prebbleton

When? Fourth Monday of the month from 10am.

Where? Plunket Rooms, 3 William Street, Prebbleton.

Please contact your Local Leader for 2020 dates

For breastfeeding questions, support or any further information please contact:

Sarah: 03 348 2231
Alex: 03 354 0268
Julia: 03 341 8041
Pania: 03 741 9178
Rukmini: 03 337 0841, 027 389 2241
Abby: 03 382 0362

Or email: breaststartchristchurch@gmail.com

Monthly Support Meetings
Please join our group – B.A.B.E.S in Arms / Ringaringa ki Pēpi (Babies and Breastfeeding Education/Support)
3rd Monday of each month 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Plunket Room, 12 Lyndhurst Street, Westport 7825

For breastfeeding questions, support or any further information please contact:

Heranush Hopkins 022 317 9360 / heranush@me.com

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 3rd Wednesday each month 10am -12pm (except January).

Where? Timaru Parents Centre Rooms, 38 Stafford St, Timaru.

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Sarah: 03 684 9851
Amy: 03 684 6475

Otago, Southland

Monthly Discussion Meetings

When? 1st Thursday of every month 10am – 12 noon.

Where? Roslyn Baptist Church Sunday School room, 309 Highgate, Roslyn Village

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 3rd Thursday of every month, 10am – 12 noon.

Where? Various venues. Ring for information.

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Sian: 03 453 1051
Brylin: 03 467 5599
Kat (txt only): 027 701 4828
Jemma (txt only): 021 111 8755
Denise: 027 476 1339

Or contact us via email LLL.dunedinwest@gmail.com or on our private Facebook group La Leche League Dunedin West

LLL Dunedin (Public Page)

LLL Dunedin West (Private Group)

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Joanna: 03 428 3979

Email: lalecheleaguecromwell@gmail.com

Monthly Meetings

When? 1st Friday of each month, 10am.

Where? The Pod (behind The Pantry), 133 Grace Street, Invercargill.

On the 3rd Friday of the month we will have a coffee group/enrichment session at changing locations. Check out our Facebook page for more information or contact a Leader.

2020 Meeting Dates:

19 June
17 July
21 August
18 September
16 October
20 November
18 December

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Lisa: 03 216 8705 or 027 322 0869
Kathy: 03 213 0643 or 027 427 1762
Christine: 021 157 6296

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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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