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Breastfeeding counsellors are not lactation consultants, are not medically trained and are not able to give medical advice. However, they are trained volunteers who offer breastfeeding information and mother-to-mother support.

Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)
24 hour helpline: 1800 686 268

La Leche League – New Zealand & Australia

Plunket Nurses
24 hour helpline : 0800 922 933
New Zealand

Maternal and Child Health Nurses

Breastfeeding support programs – contact your local hospital, Plunket Nurse Clinic or Child Health Service.

Helpful website links include:

Find a Lactation Consultant near you

Search here for qualified lactation consultants by postcode or map search.

Most consultants will travel outside their own suburb, particularly in regional areas, to assist mothers/families with babies & toddlers. All listed consultants are members of LCANZ and have qualified as International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC®).