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

New meeting dates coming for 2024 – watch this space

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

Imogen 021 081 08962

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 call 0273023003 or email helgawaiheke@gmail.com.

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

Helga: 0273023003.

Twice Monthly Meetings

When: 1st and 3rd Fridays of the Month at 10am – 12noon.

Where: 309 Sandringham road

Please bring a plate of something yummy to share.  Gold coin koha gratefully received .

Please check La Leche League Central Auckland Facebook page for updates or changes. Alternatively message one of the leaders.

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

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

For more information regarding meetings in 2023 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:

Aimee: 0212576626
Natasha: 0274262408
Jacqui: 0212027496

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

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 people and those breastfeeding, expressing milk, bottle feeding, and mixed feeding. Feel free to bring a support person if you wish. Babies, toddlers, and children are always welcome.

We have a free lending library available, and free information sheets on various topics related to infant feeding and parenting.

We usually hold 3 events each month:

Morning Meetings

When? 2nd Thursday of the month, at 10am – 11.30am

Where? Hamilton Bible Church, 72 Nixon Street, Hamilton East

AND our Baby Cafe

When?  The last Friday of the month at 9.30am – 11am

Where?  Various cafes around Hamilton – casual meet up. Please check our Facebook page for venue details.

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 each odd Month, 7.15pm  8.15pm (Jan, March, May etc)

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

Workshops

Antenatal Breastfeeding Workshop – a Sunday morning in each even month – 9.30-11.30am – Waterford Birth Centre (Feb, April, June etc)

Please message or phone one of our leaders if you need support outside the meeting times.

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.

2024
15th January
19th February
18th March
15th April
20th May
17th June
15th July
19th August
16th September
21st October
18th November
9th December
2025
20th January
17th February
17th March
14th April (2nd week of the month due to Easter)

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

Debbie 0272056980

Joanne : 021 125 1415

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.

2023 Breastfeeding Support Taupo meetings

February 8

March 8

April 12

May 10

June 14

July 12

August 9

September 13

October 11

November 8

December 13

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

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

Or email: taupo@lalecheleague.org.nz

Our Turangi group is currently in recession. For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact our Taupo Group above, or contact help@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.

Our Katikati group is currently in recess.

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

Unfortunately our coffee group is now in recession.

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

Jane: 021 834 7771

Whakatane group is currently in recess.

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

help@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Meetings
Third Friday of the month (unless on a public holiday, then the fourth Friday) from 10am to 12noon.
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 (starting March in 2023).

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).

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 Gathering

When? 1st Monday of the month, 10-11.30am (except public holidays – check our Facebook page for details)

Where? Te Ha o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective, Aniwaniwa – Rainbow Meeting Room, 2nd door on right, 53 Waldegrave St, 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)
Jackie: 027 288 5737

Monthly Meet Ups

The group is currently in recess, however our local Leader is available for breastfeeding counselling (details below).

For information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Anna: 027 224 6419

 

Or email: wairarapa@lalecheleague.org.nz

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

2024
 
Keep an eye on our facebook and instagram pages for details of pop-up meetings throughout the year, at local venues.

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

Janice: 021 049 6403

For information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Janet: 04 293 2411
Txt only: 027 437 6322

Email: kapiti@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Coffee Group

When? Once a month on a Monday from 9:45am. See below for dates.

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

2023 Dates

3rd April

1st May

12th June

17th July

7th August

4th September

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

Lottie: 022 152 9172
Catherine: 021 266 0596
Rebecca: 021 1378642

Group Meetings (Karori)

Wellington La Leche League welcomes all pregnant and breastfeeding families to come to our breastfeeding support meetings, held every second Monday of the month at 11am.

Venue: Karori Baptist Church, 161/163 Karori Rd. Parking available at the venue, bus stop just 100m down the road. Come in the main door off the carpark.

For more information call or text Carolyn at 0274421829, email carolllyndb@hotmail.com, or check the Wellington Facebook page.

Dates for 2024:

March 11 – 11am
April 8 – 11am
May 13 – 11am
June 10 – 11am
July 08 – 11am
Aug 12 – 11am
Sept 09 – 11am
Oct 14 – 11am
Nov 11 – 11am
Dec 09 – 11am

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

Carolyn: 027 442 1829

Or email: carolllyndb@hotmail.com

SOUTH ISLAND

Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough

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

Robin: 027 856 9035 (text)

Monthly meetings, every last Wednesday of the month. Everyone welcome!

When: 09.30 – 11.30am

Where: Richmond Plunket

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

 

Ruth: 0272433469 (phone or text)

Canterbury, West Coast

In Person Monthly Support Meetings
When? 2nd Monday of the month, time TBA
Where? Venue TBA
2023 Dates
13th Feb, 13th March, 3rd April, 15th May, 12th June,  10th July, 14th August, 11th Sept, 9th Oct, 13th Nov, 11th Dec
Zoom Meetings – fourth Monday of the month:

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

2023 Dates:
27th Feb, 27th March, 24th April, 29th May, 26th June, 24th July, 28th August, 25th Sept,
30th Oct, 27th Nov

 

 

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

When?  3rd Monday of the month at 1pm (except public holidays, December and January), please contact Heranush for details.

Where? 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 (speaks English and Spanish)

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

Monthly Coffee Group

Currently not running. Please contact our Leaders below for one-on-one support

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
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)

Cromwell group is currently in recess.

For any further information, breastfeeding questions or support please contact our Dunedin group (details above). Or Contact help@lalecheleague.org.nz

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

help@lalecheleague.org.nz

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.