Breastfeeding

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) supports and promotes breastfeeding in the Bay of Plenty.

BreastFedNZ App

This breastfeeding app is very popular for help, information and support. You can download it FREE from the BreastFedNZ website.

Like or follow the Breastfeedingnz’ Facebook page - provides support and a ‘go to’ resource 24/7.

The BreastFedNZ website provides helpful information and links to support breast feeding.

Māmā Maia Breastfeeding Service (Western Bay of Plenty)

breastfeedinghelp.org.nz
Email mama@ngakakano.org.nz
Ph 07 573 0660 or 027 554 1120

Whakamanahia te Waiū / Breastfeeding Support (Eastern Bay of Plenty)

@whakamanahiatewaiū
Email waiu@nash.org.nz
Ph 027 255 0305

 

PlunketLine

Toll-free parent helpline and advice service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ph 0800 933 922
plunket.org.nz

La Leche League New Zealand

La Leche League Leaders are mothers who have been trained to provide information and support for breastfeeding. You can phone, come to a meeting, or ask a question via email or Facebook. 

Ph 027 781 3674
Email help@lalecheleague.org.nz or lllparentsplace@gmail.com
Facebook @LLLNZ
laleche.org.nz

Healthline

Ph 0800 611 116

NZ Lactation Consultants

Ph 0800 452 282 (0800 4LACTATION)
nzlca.org.nz

Health Navigator

Resources, reviewed apps, videos and support links
healthnavigator.org.nz

 

  • Women are able to breastfeed their baby anywhere, anyplace, anytime. 
  • Bay of Plenty signage is available to assure you of a venue’s support of breastfeeding within their premises – learn more about our Breastfeeding Friendly Spaces Accreditation
  • The right to breastfeed in public is protected as a human right under the Human Rights Act 1993.

Toi Te Ora Public Health is committed to supporting the development of environments that promote the normalisation of breastfeeding in public spaces. For information on how you can support breastfeeding friendly spaces visit Breastfeeding Friendly Spaces Accreditation.