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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.

2019 Dates

19 March

26 April

31 May

28 June

26 July

30 August

27 September

25 October

29 November

No Meeting in December

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.

2019 Dates

3 February

3 March

7 April

5 May

2 June

7 July

Friday 2nd August – Big Latch On Event 9.45am for 10am latch.
Venue Columbus Coffee, Smales Farm, Takapuna

1 September

6 October

3 November

1 December

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

Naomi: 021 0267 0039
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!

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 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

For 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:

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

Monthly Coffee Group

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

Where? Please contact us for venue details.

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

Sarah: 07 210 0057
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 Birth 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: 022 353 1814
Rowena: 0275 752 782
Katie: 0211 552 893

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 0240 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.

2019 Dates

18 March

15 April

20 May

17 June

15 July

19 August

16 September

21 October

18 November

16 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 Friday of each month (except January) at 10.30am.

Where? Plunket Rooms, Broadway, Matamata.

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

Angela: 07 212 4050
Courtney: 027 417 6005

LLL South Waikato is offering breastfeeding support over the phone and in your home.

If you have a question or some challenges, please don’t hesitate to call.

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

Stephanie: 027 286 3881

The Breastfeeding Cafe

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

Where? Rotary House, Story Place, Taupo.

2019 Dates

February 13

March 13

April 10

May 8

June 12

July 10

August 14

Sept 11

Oct 9

Nov 13

Dec 11

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 Group Meetings

When? 2nd Monday of every month 10am – 12 noon (no meeting in May)

Where? Turangi REAP Playgroup, Te Rangikahekeiwaho Place, Baden Powell, Turangi

2019 Meeting Dates:

10th of June
8th of July
12th of August
9th of September
14th of October
11th of November
9th of December

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 Wednesday of the month, 10am to 12noon.

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

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? 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 – Bay Wellness, 304 Lyndon Road West, Hastings

2019 Monthly Meeting Dates

13th February Bay Wellness, Hastings

13th March Empire Coffee Roasters, Napier

10th April Bay Wellness, Hastings

8th May Empire Coffee Roasters, Napier

12th June Bay Wellness, Hastings

10th July Empire Coffee Roasters, Napier

14th August Bay Wellness, Hastings

11th September Empire Coffee Roasters, Napier

9th October Bay Wellness, Hastings

13th November Empire Coffee Roasters, Napier

11th 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

2019 Enrichment Meeting Dates

23rd January

27th February

27th March

24th April

22nd May

26th June

24th July

28th August

25th September

23rd October

27th November

No enrichment meeting in December

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

Where? Senior Citizens Hall, 33 Liardet 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 Leaders are Adre, Donna, Laura and Ruth.
Email: LLLTaranaki@gmail.com

Monthly Meetings

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

Where? Ladies’ Rest Building, Women’s Network, 75 St Hill Street, Whanganui.

2019 Meeting Dates
February 1st
March 5th
April 5th
May 3rd
June 7th
July 5th
August 2nd
*September 13th (2nd Friday)
October 4th
November 1st
December 6th

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

Jacqueline 021 135 9948

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
Jackie: 06 358 0189
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).

2019 Meeting Dates

13 February

13 March

10 April

8 May

12 June

24 July

14 August

11 September

23 October

13 November

11 December

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.

2019 Dates and Topics

11 February – Liquid Gold

4 March – It’s ok to Follow My Cues

1 April – Latch, Supply and Frequency

6 May – Sleep and Weaning

10 June – What Your Baby Expects in Life

1 July – How Can My Birth Plan Support Breastfeeding?

5 August – Surprising Uses for Breast Milk

2 September – Differing Approaches to Solids

14 October – Breastfeeding: What’s in it for Mum?

4 November                       Amazing Microbiome

2 December                       What Will I Need to Breastfeed?

10 February 2020             Weaning and Your Changing Relationships

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? Last Tuesday of every month, 10 am except for school holidays.

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

2019 Dates

5 February

26 February

26 March

30 April

29 May

25 June

30 July

27 August

24 September

29 October

26 November

17 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 Group Meetings

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.

Monthly Coffee Mornings

When? Fourth Friday of each month, 10am.

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

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

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

Canterbury, West Coast

Monthly Support Meetings – Beckenham

When? 2nd Monday of the month (usually, see dates below), from 10am.

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

Bi-Monthly Support Meetings – Riccarton

When? One Monday every second month, from 10am (see dates below).

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

Monthly Support Meetings – Mt Pleasant *new*

When? Third Monday of the month (usually, see dates below), from 10am.

Where? Mt Pleasant Community Centre, McCormacks Bay Road.

Monthly Support Meetings – Prebbleton *new*

When? Fourth Monday of the month (usually, see dates below), from 10am.

Where? Plunket Rooms, 3 William Street, Prebbleton.

Monthly Support Meetings – Linwood *new*

When? Fourth Monday of the month (usually, see dates below), from 10am.

Where? Linwood Playcentre, 528 Worcester Street, Linwood.

Beckenham 2019 Dates

11 February

11 March

1 April

13 May

10 June

8 July

12 August

9 September

14 October

11 November

2 December

Riccarton 2019 Dates

4 March

6 May

1 July

2 September

4 November

Mt Pleasant 2019 Dates

18 February

18 March

8 April

20 May

17 June

22 July

19 August

16 September

21 October

18 November

9 December

Prebbleton 2019 Dates

25 February

25 March

29 April

27 May

24 June

22 July

26 August

23 September

28 October

25 November

Linwood 2019 Dates

(no meeting in Feb and Oct as they fall on school holidays)

6 March

3 April

1 May

5 June

3 July

7 August

4 September

6 November

4 December

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, 027 389 2241
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? 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.

2019 Meeting Dates

1 March

5 April

3 May

7 June

5 July

2 August

6 September

4 October

1 November

14 December

2019 Coffee Group Dates

15 March

April (Good Friday)

17 May

21 June

19 July

16 August

20 September

18 October

15 November

Merry Christmas!

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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