Breast feeding support and Lactation Consultant
Our lactation consult is available to meet with breast feeding mothers who you feel would benefit from extra care and support. Appointments are one on one and are either at the hospital maternity unit or in the community.
Breastfeeding support is available in the Nelson Tasman region through Plunket Well Child Services. Contact Debbie on 0272814584 for current information. Plunketline now also has Nurses specialising in breastfeeding advice, available nationally 24/7 on 0800 933 922.
La Leche League also have a local branch of mothers supporting one another. See https://lalecheleague.org.nz/get-help
For those seeking one on one specialist advice, Nelson Bays Primary Health Lactation Consultant can be seen via a referral from your health professional such as GP, Well Child Nurse or Midwife.
Alternatively, Te Piki Oranga have a dedicated Lactation Consultant and Well Child Nurse who can support Maori and Pasifika Mums with breastfeeding advice antenatally or once baby is born. Contact Debbie.Kotua@tpo.org.nz or phone 0274144044.