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

La Leche League Leaders are accredited by LLLI to provide information and support for breastfeeding families. Every Leader has at least one year of personal 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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/LLLNZonline.  All of this is free and confidential.  Please scroll down to find your nearest group.

La Leche League has groups across the country. Groups hold regular informal discussion meetings for pregnant people and breastfeeding mamas/parents and their pepi. Your whanau, including older children and support people, are also welcome. Meetings are based on the importance of peer-to-peer 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 you, your children and your whanau 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. Join us there with your babies, toddlers and older children, to meet other breastfeeding parents in a baby/breastfeeding/child-friendly environment.

NORTH ISLAND

Northland

For Telephone support in Whangarei, please contact:

Madeleine Chaplin 021 1869273

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

help@lalecheleague.org.nz

Auckland

North Shore group is currently in recess. Please see below for alternative help in the Auckland area.

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

Annika: 021 465 146 (text first)
Miranda: 09 820 4009
Barbara: 021 163 5212 (text only please)
Jill: 021630033 (text first)

Face-to-face meetings, home visits, antenatal breastfeeding information groups can be arranged on request. You can also join the La Leche League New Zealand support group meetings on facebook.
For help and support please email helgawaiheke@gmail.com, or text 027 302 3003

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

Helga: 09 372 2210

Or text: 027 302 3003

Twice Monthly Meetings

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

Meetings temporarily on hold

Please follow our facebook page below for updates on our new meeting venue, once these are confirmed.

Everyone is welcome and all breastfeeding questions can be addressed

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

Annika: 021 465 146 (text first)
Miranda: 09 820 4009
Barbara: 021 163 5212 (text only please)
Jill: 021630033 (text first)

Monthly Meetings

 

Due to Covid-19, for more information regarding meetings in 2022 please contact a Leader  (see below) or go to our Facebook page Breastfeeding support Howick La Leche League

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

For information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Andie: 021 766 899

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

Cherie: 0284632434 (text only)

Waikato

Monthly Coffee Group

When? the 3rd Friday of the 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)
Kyra: 021 269 2232
LeShana: 022 0400 381

Paeroa Group is currently in recess. Please refer to Waihi Group details for the nearest active group.

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

AND our Baby Cafe

When?  The last Friday of the month at 9.30am

Where?  Please check our Facebook page for venue details as it varies each month

Evening Online 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

When?  Please check our Facebook page for links and further details.

Workshops

We are happy to arrange workshops, e.g. antenatal breastfeeding workshops upon request. Please contact us for further details.

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.

2021 Meeting Dates

November 15th
December 13th*

2022 Meeting Dates

January 17th
February 21st
March 21st
April 11th*
May 16th
June 20th
July 18th
August 15th
September 19th
October 17th
November 21st
December 12th*

*April and December meetings are on the 2nd Monday of the month to allow for holiday periods.

Coffee Morning

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

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

Karen: 07 823 9201 or 021 115 4488

Joanne : 021 1251215

Or email: cambridge@lalecheleague.org.nz

https://www.facebook.com/LLLCambridgeNZ/

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
Sandie: 07 871 1611
Erica:    027 427 9671

Wai-Hina, 67 Heu Heu Street, Taupo

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

2022 Breastfeeding Café meetings

May 18

June 8

July 13

August 10

September 14

October  12

November 9

December 14

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

Anna: 021 074 9984
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:


Christine: 07 574 8722 or 027 364 2386

Monthly Coffee Group

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

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

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact: Help@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Coffee Group

When?  Please text/call for details

Where?  Please text/call for details

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

Jane: 021 834 771

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

Monthly Meetings
Third Friday of the month (unless on a public holiday, then the fourth Friday) from 10am to 12noon.
2022 Dates:
18-Feb
18-Mar
22-Apr
20-May
17-Jun
15-Jul
19-Aug
16-Sep
28-Oct
18-Nov
Venue
Bellies to Babies Antenatal & Postnatal Classes
2087 Pakowhai Road, Pakowhai
Please park opposite the building, not in the yellow carparks
Updates
⚠️Meetings may be postponed or cancelled due to illness or other situations. Check the FB events to see the most up to date information. https://www.facebook.com/pg/LLLHB/events/

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).

August 3rd
September 7th
October 5th
November 2nd
December 7th

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

Our Taranaki Leader is Ganesha.

tel: 027 758 3076

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: 027 380 0115
Lily: 022 191 0568  (speaks Mandarin)
Hayley: 027 327 2718
Jackie: 027 288 5737

 

Monthly Meet Ups

Time : First Friday of each month, 10.30-noon
Venue : With Heart Parenting Lounge, Fitzherbert St, Featherston (behind Loco Coffee and Books)

For information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Isa: 021 08424782

 

Or email: wairarapa@lalecheleague.org.nz

https://www.facebook.com/WairarapaLLL/

For information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Janet: 04 293 2411
Txt only: 027 437 6322

Email: kapiti@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Meetings

Where? Linden Community Centre, 10 Linden Ave, Tawa (plenty of onsite parking).

2022 Dates:

Thursday afternoon meetings 1pm – 2.30pm on these dates:

August 11th

September 8th

October 20th

November 10th

December 8th

 

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

Janice: 04 232 5052

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
Rebecca: 021 1378642

Group Meetings (Karori)

Karori Plunket Creche, 277 Karori Rd Karori

Held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 10am AND the 4th Monday of each month at 7.30pm

2022 Meeting Dates (Karori) 

September 12th (10am ) and 26th (7.30pm)
October 10 (10am) and 24th (7.30pm)
November 14th (10am) and 28th (7.30PM)
December 12th (10am)

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

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

In Person Monthly Support Meetings
**Vaccine Pass Required**

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

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

2022 Dates

14 Feb, 14 March, 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 8 August, 12 Sept, 17 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec

(Note: no in person July meeting due to school holidays)

Monthly Zoom Meetings:

Zoom links will be posted in our private group page each month https://www.facebook.com/groups/542461989712039

2022 Dates: 28 Feb, 28 March, 23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 22 Aug,

26 Sept, 28 Nov.

(Note: no April meeting due to Anzac day, no October meeting due to labour day)

 

 

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

Julia: 03 341 8041
Pania: 03 741 9178
Rukmini: 027 389 2241
Abby: 021 214 4563

Or email: breaststartchristchurch@gmail.com

On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChchLaLecheLeague/ 

Also check out LLLNZ online meetings at https://www.facebook.com/groups/660288930767502

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

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

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.