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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.

2018 Dates

29 March (Thursday due to Good Friday)

27 April

25 May

29 June

27 July

31 August

28 September

26 October

30 November

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

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

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 2nd Friday of each month, from 9.45am.

Where? Whangarei Parents Centre, 13a Te Mai Road, Whangarei.

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

Madeleine: 09 438 2422 or email bloomin-good@xtra.co.nz
Megan: 09 437 0242 or email mcravengmorris@gmail.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.

2018 Dates

Sunday 4 February

Sunday 4 March

Sunday 8 April: Note 2nd week as Easter falls on 1st Sunday

Sunday 6 May

Sunday 3 June

Sunday 1 July

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

Ally: 027 273 8501
Barbara: 021 163 5212 (text only please)

Or email questions to: help@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 1st Thursday of each month, 11am – 12.30pm.

Where? Community Meeting Room, Oneroa Library.

No charge but a Koha welcome.

2018 Dates

5 April

3 May

7 June

5 July

2 August

6 September

4 October

1 November

6 December

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.

2018 Dates

2 March
16 March

6 April
20 April

4 May
18 May

1 June
15 June

6 July
20 July

3 August
17 August

7 September
21 September

5 October (tbc)
19 October

2 November
16 November

7 December
(No meeting on 21 December)

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

Our meetings are a place to share the joys, challenges and secrets of breastfeeding success. And we always have a delicious shared morning tea!

Babies and children are always welcome. Please bring a plate to share if you can and a gold coin donation helps us to keep the group going.

When? 2nd Wednesday of the month, 10.30am – 12noon.

Where? Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre, Kuaka-Godwit room, 595 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula.

We have NZSL interpreters at our meetings.

2018 Dates

14 March 2018

11 April 2018

9 May 2018

13 June 2018

Our Breastfeeding Cafe is on the 4th Wednesday of the month, at Kings Plant Barn Cafe, Henderson.

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

Melissa: 09 837 5290

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 Friday of the month, 10am – Midday.

Where? Haseler Hall, All Saints Church in Howick.

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

Aimee: 021 257 6626

No monthly meetings are held at present.

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

Andie: 021 766 899

Monthly Meeting and Coffee Group

When? Usually two Mondays each month (series meeting first with an informal coffee group the next time) 9am -11am.

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

2018 Dates

5 March
19 March

16 April

7 May
21 May

18 June

2 July
16 July

6 August
20 August

3 September
17 September

1 October
15 October

5 November
19 November

3 December
17 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:

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

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

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

Ngakeiha: 07 868 2197

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 3rd Friday of each month, 10am.

Where? Plunket Rooms, 12 Richmond Street, Hamilton.

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

Sarah: 07 210 0057
Liz: 07 856 3596
Camille: 07 949 4976

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!

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

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

Where? Waterford Birthing Centre.

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

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

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

Donna: 07 856 6779 or 022 353 1814
Rowena: 0275 752 782

Weekly drop-in clinic

When? 9.30-10.30am every Thursday.

Where? Parents Place, in the main house, 87 Boundary Road, Claudelands, Hamilton.

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 10am second Thursday of every month.

Where? Parents Place, back room, 87 Boundary Road, Claudelands, Hamilton.

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

Deborah: 854 8068
Katie: 021 240 2529

Or email: lllparentsplace@gmail.com

Monthly Coffee Group

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

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

2018 Dates

19 March

16 April

21 May

18 June

16 July

20 August

17 September

15 October

19 November

17 December

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

Debbie: 07 827 8954 or 027 205 6980
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

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 1st Wednesday of each month, at 10am.

Where? Plunket Rooms, 125 Anderson St, Morrinsville.

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

Lori: 07 884 9816 or 021 0249 0947 or email gidsandlori@slingshot.co.nz
Amanda: 021 064 7370 (text)

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 1st Thursday of each month (except January) at 10am.

Where? Plunket Rooms, Broadway, Matamata.

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

Angela: 07 212 4050
Courtney: 027 417 6005

The Breastfeeding Cafe

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

Where? Taupo Parents Centre, 23 AC Baths Ave.

2018 Dates

14 March

11 April

9 May

13 June

11 July

8 August

12 September

10 October

14 November

12 December

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

Ajah: 021 225 6383
Hellene: 021 263 7450
Kristina: 07 378 7967 or 021 101 9717
Rosemary: 07 378 8044
Trani: 07 376 9060 or 021 129 2454

Or email: taupo@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 3rd Monday of each month, 10am -12pm.

Where? St Mark’s Community House, Bridge Street, Tokoroa (next to fire station).

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

Stephanie: 027 286 3881
Freya: 022 502 0717

Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay

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:

Megan: 07 544 9817

Monthly Coffee Group

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

Where? Katikati Community Resource Centre.

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

Trudy: 07 549 5644

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 1st Friday of the month, 10am to 12noon.

Where? Mt Maunganui Plunket Centre, 24 Grenada Street, Bayfair.

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

Christine: 07 574 8722

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 mums and in arms babies although everyone is welcome. We will go through the series topics although these are subject to change with the needs of the parents attending.

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

Where? Alternating between Hawke’s Bay Parents Centre in Napier (62 Flanders Avenue, Onekawa, inside The Plunket Community Hub, behind the Omni Gymnastic Centre) and Bay Wellness in Hastings (304 Lyndon Road West).

Monthly Playground Meetings

An informal meeting at a playground in either Havelock North, Hastings or Napier. Ideal for those with moving, crawling, climbing babies and children but again everyone is welcome. If the weather is too wet or makariri (cold) it will be cancelled.

When? 4th Wednesday of each month, at 10am – 12 noon.

Where? At various playgrounds around and between Havelock North, Hastings and Napier.

2018 Monthly Meeting Dates

13 March: Hawkes’ Bay Parent’s Centre, Napier

10 April: Bay Wellness, Hastings

8 May: Hawkes’ Bay Parent’s Centre, Napier

12 June: Bay Wellness, Hastings

10 July: Hawkes’ Bay Parent’s Centre, Napier

14 August: Bay Wellness, Hastings

11 September: Hawkes’ Bay Parent’s Centre, Napier

9 October: Bay Wellness, Hastings

13 November: Hawkes’ Bay Parent’s Centre, Napier

11 December: Bay Wellness, Hastings

8 January 2019: Hawkes’ Bay Parent’s Centre, Napier

12 February 2019: Bay Wellness, Hastings

2018 Playground Meeting Dates

28 March: Havelock North Village Green Playground, Havelock North Domain, Te Mata Road, Havelock North

25 April (ANZAC Day): Flaxmere Park, Henderson Road (New World end, opposite Flaxmere College), Flaxmere, Hastings

23 May: Taradale Park Playground, Puketapu Road, Taradale, Napier

27 June: Farndon Playground, Farndon Road, Clive

25 July: Puketapu Park, Dartmoor Road, Puketapu, Napier

22 August: Frimley Park, Frimley Road, Hastings

26 September: Meissner Playground, Meissner Road, Havelock North

24 October: Marine Parade Playground, Marine Parade, Napier

28 November: Cornwall Park Playground, Roberts Street, Hastings

23 January 2019: Anderson Park, Kennedy Road/Auckland Road, Napier

27 February 2019: Spriggs Park, Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier

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

Renata: 022 174 4765
Riannon: 027 5713 778

Or email: HawkesBay@LaLecheLeague.org.nz

Taranaki, Wanganui

Morning Meetings

When? 2nd Tuesday of every month, 10am – 12noon.

Where? St Andrews Church, Cnr Liardet and Powderham Streets – in the Side Lounge (2nd left through main foyer).

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

Coffee Morning Enrichment Meetings

When? 4th Tuesday of the month

Where? See Facebook or email us for location details.

Evening Meetings

When? 1st Tuesday of the month, 6.30 – 8pm.

Where? TSB Community Trust rooms at 21 Dawson St, New Plymouth.

2018 Morning Meeting Dates

13 March

10 April

8 May

5 June

10 July

12 August

11 September

9 October

13 November

13 December

2018 Coffee Morning Enrichment Meeting Dates

27 March

24 April

22 May

26 June

24 July

28 August

25 September

23 October

27 November

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

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

Manawatu, Wairarapa, Wellington

Monthly Morning Meeting

When? 1st Monday of the month, 10am – 11am.

Where? Te Papaioea Birthing Centre (ground floor)116-118 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North

2018 Dates

11 June

2 July

6 August

3 September

1 October

5 November

3 December

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

Lynlee: 021 175 1454
Natasha: 06 326 8362 or 027 380 0115
Jackie: 06 358 0189

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 3rd Tuesay of the month, 10 am to 12 noon.

Where? 1 Birdwood Street, Featherston (driveway entrance off Clifford Square).

2018 Dates

20 March

10 April (earlier due to school holidays)

15 May

19 June

24 July (later due to school holidays)

21 August

18 September

16 October

20 November

18 December

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

Anna: 027 224 6419
Isa: 06 379 8748

Or email: wairarapa@lalecheleague.org.nz

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 3rd Monday of every month, 10am – 12pm.

Where? 54 Seaview Rd, Paraparaumu Beach.

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

Janet: 04 293 2411
Natasha: 04 905 5595

Monthly Meetings

When? 2nd Friday of the month, 10am – 11.30am.

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

Monthly Coffee Group

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

Where? The Community Kindy (in the ‘Community Room’), 3 Button Lane, Waitangirua, Porirua (Opposite Savemart).

2018 Meeting Dates

9 March

13 April

11 May

8 June

6 July

10 August

14 September

19 October

9 November

7 December

2018 Coffee Morning Dates

21 March

23 May

20 June

25 July

22 August

26 September

31 October

21 November

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

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

Monthly Coffee Group

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

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

2018 Dates and Topics

5 March: Sticky fingers or spoons: the how to for introducing complementary foods.

9 April: Amazing milk: How breastmilk changes.

7 May: Is breastfeeding part of your birthplan?

11 June: Managing challenges respectfully.

2 July: Sleep and weaning.

6 August: Great expectations: Breastfeeding benefits everyone.

3 September: What your baby expects in life.

15 October: Knowing what is normal and avoiding problems.

5 November: Microbiome.

3 December: Guess who is coming to dinner.

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

Natalie: 04 972 1913
Catherine: 04 527 4091
Jennifer: 04 569 6715

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 2nd Tuesday of every month, 10am except for school holidays.

Where? Front Lounge, The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington.

2018 Dates

27 February

27 March

1 May (late to avoid school holidays)

29 May

26 June

31 July

28 August

25 September

30 October

27 November

18 December (early to avoid school holidays)

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

Rona: 021 535 479
Leslie: 04 970 3320
Christine: 04 976 7737
Kjersti: 021 406 055

Or email: wellington@lalecheleague.org.nz

SOUTH ISLAND

Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough

Monthly Coffee Group

When? Last Thursday of every month at 9:30am.

Where? Richmond Playcentre, 46 Waverley St, Richmond.

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

Regina: 022 096 6552 or email rainbowregina@hotmail.com

Monthly Coffee Group

When? Second Tuesday of each month, we start gathering at 9:30 for a 10am start.

Where? At the Redwoodtown Plunket Rooms, 21 Blythell Street.

2018 Dates

13 February

13 March

10 April

8 May

12 June

10 July

14 August

11 September

9 October

13 November

11 December

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

Robin: 027 856 9035 (text)
Hayley: 027 327 2718

Canterbury, West Coast

Monthly Coffee Group – Beckenham

When? 2nd Monday of very month, from 10.15am.

Where? Sydenham Room, South Library, Colombo Street.

Monthly Coffee Group – Riccarton

When? Last Monday of very month, from 10am.

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

Beckenham 2018 Dates

12 March

9 April

14 May

11 June

9 July

13 August

10 September

8 October

12 November

10 December

Riccarton 2018 Dates

26 February

26 March

30 April

28 May

25 June

23 July

27 August

24 September

29 October

26 November

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

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

Or email: breaststartchristchurch@gmail.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? Dunedin Parents Centre, 155 Kenmure Rd, Mornington.

Monthly Coffee Group

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

Where? 347 Highgate (rear house), Roslyn.

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

Sian: 03 453 1051
Brylin: 03 467 5599
Joanna: 03 488 2150
Denise: 027 476 1339

Or email: lll.dunedinwest@gmail.com

Monthly Coffee Group

When? 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, 10am – 12noon.

Where? Oamaru Plunket Rooms, Severn St, Oamaru.

Full morning tea is provided, and we have a free library of books to browse and borrow.

All babies and children are most welcome; there are toys and space to play.

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

Amy: 03 434 5041 or email flyingduster@gmail.com

Monthly Meetings

When? 2nd Friday of each month, 10am.

Where? Invercargill Pubic Library, upstairs.

On the 4th 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.

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

Lisa: 03 216 8705 or 027 322 0869
Kathy (IBLCE): 03 213 0643 or 027 427 1762

AUSTRALIA

For breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Jenny: jrdellatorre@gmail.com

For breastfeeding questions or support please contact:

Kylie: 0434 424 145

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Online Facebook Meetings

Meetings are held the last Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm

Please 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