Community Breastfeeding Services - Directory

Below is a service directory across the wider Wellington and Wairarapa region.

Please note this list may not be entirely up to date. Please contact the service directly for further information.

National phone numbers for 24/7 support

  • Health Line: Call 0800 611 116
  • Plunket line (24 hours): Call 0800 933 922

Breastfeeding classes

  • Tuesday evenings - Level 4, Wellington Regional Hospital, 49 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington.
  • Thursday evenings - Education Room at Kenepuru Hospital, 16 Hospital Drive, Porirua.
  • Breastfeeding Master course - free for HVDHB area - to register contact birthEd Admin: Phone: 04 576 9556; Mobile: 027 245 354; Email: admin@birthed.co.nz
  • At Cost: ‘Breastfeeding Basics and Beyond’ for antenatal or ‘Better Breastfeeding’ for postnatal; www.blissfulbubs.co.nz

    Lactation consultants

    Please note there is a cost associated with some of these services*

    Hutt Valley

    Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti

    Wairarapa

    Tamariki Ora Nurses

    • Masterton - Whaiora, 5 Park St - 06 370 0818 or 0800 494 246
    • Hutt Valley Pacific Health Service - 04 577 039
    • Wellington Ora Toa Pōneke 04 245 0026
    • Porirua Ora Toa Health Unit 04 237 0131

    Plunket Nurses

    Wellington Region Community Plunket Lactation Consultant service

    • Lucy Griffiths IBCLC can provide FREE lactation consults by appointment in clinic, home for those who meet the criteria, by phone or Zoom videocall Monday-Thursday. Areas covered include Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua, and the Kāpiti Coast. Email lucy.griffiths@plunket.org.nz 027 201 6768
    • Plunketline with Lactation Consultant Zoom videocalling 0800 933 922

    La Leche League

    Wairarapa

    • La Leche League Leader Isa Pike - 06 379 8748

    Hutt Valley

    Lower Hutt

    • Natalie 04 972 1913 / 021 067 5300
    • Catherine 04 527 4091

    Wellington, Porirua and Kāpiti

    Contact La Leche League Breastfeeding support leaders:

    • Hannah 021 030 6981
    • Rona 021 535 479
    • Leslie 04 970 332

    Community support centres and clinics

    Wairarapa

    • Little Latch On (Free drop in) - Tuesday 10am. Wairarapa Maternity whānau room

    Hutt Valley

    • Free Drop in Postnatal Clinic – Babies in Arms Post-Natal Support Clinic - Mondays 10am - 12pm The Petone Depot, 8/193 Doreen Doolan Mall, Petone
    • Lactation Consultants Breastfeeding Support Clinic (by appointment, up to 6 weeks) - 04 587 2556
    • Wharekai pepe: Free service. Koraunui Marae, 146 Stokes Valley Road - Thursdays 9am -12pm
    • Tamariki Ora Breastfeeding Support Service, Tamariki Ora rooms - 04 587 1646
    • Milk Café free drop in sessions - Tuesday 9.30-11.30am at Te Awakairangi Birth Centre

    Wellington Porirua and Kāpiti

    • The Breastfeeding Centre, Ora Toa Health Service (FREE) - 20 Ngatitoa Street, Takapuwahia, Porirua. Open Tuesday only 10am-1.30pm
    • Pacific Breastfeeding Service FREE - 04 978 2945. Mon-Fri 9.30-4.30pm
    • Kāpiti Breastfeeding Support FREE - Paraparaumu Maternity Unit, Kapiti Health Centre (ring 04 903 0205 for an appointment) for babies up to 6 weeks old
    • Evolve Breastfeeding Support FREE (Help for any parents under 25 years) - 04 473 6204: Fridays only 12.30pm-1.30pm.
    • Newtown Breastfeeding Support Centre (koha) - School term only. Ring 021 355 041 for appointment Monday 9am-12pm

    Online support

    Helpful websites

    Apps

    Last updated 11 August 2021.