Welcome to La Leche League Hawke's Bay

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


2020 Monthly 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

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

Questions mothers ask

This section contains some mother’s stories, and questions from mothers with a variety of responses covering many possible approaches.


Mothering and breastfeeding: getting out and about with baby, how to cope with a busy preschooler and a new baby who needs to feed all the time, how does that other mum have clean clothes and her hair done? Does it matter?


Nighttime challenges and sleep (or lack of it) can be overwhelming and stressful. Sometimes there are strategies which can help, other times it helps to gain understanding of what is normal for infants at different stages.


If you are pregnant for the first time, nursing through a pregnancy or refreshing your memory for an upcoming birth, this section includes mothers experiences of this special but tiring time.


Combining breastfeeding and working is becoming widespread and many mothers find it very worthwhile. Find out why and how to through the experiencces of those who have gone before.


Trouble times and overcoming challenges, because parenting doesn’t always go smoothly. This section includes stories of premature birth, struggles with low supply, tongue tie and much more.


Weaning can mean many things. For some it is the end of breastfeeding, for others it represents the start of a gradual transition to family foods.

Tear-sheet Toolkit

Sometimes you don’t want a whole book. Sometimes you want to be able to tear something from a book! Here’s your chance. Chapter 20 of the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding 8th Edition is available for free download. You can put these sheets on your fridge or by your computer, or hand them to your family or day care provider — whatever you need.