South Canterbury Breastfeeding Support

Having a baby?  Already breastfeeding a baby of any age?  Then contacting a Volunteer breastfeeding counsellor will be positive for you.  These counsellors are mums, who have been trained to support breastfeeding mothers.  “BreastfeedingWorks” counsellors are able to help you with the ups and downs of breastfeeding.  No question too small!

  • They provide breastfeeding information during your pregnancy
  • help you find solutions to the challenges via telephone, text, emails, or home visits
  • Help you to join a group in your area, so that you can meet other mothers
  • Can  refer you to health professionals if required

There are 18 mother to mother peer counsellors throughout South Canterbury and Claire can put you in touch with them.  For more information about this confidential free service contact “BreastfeedingWorks”

Claire Hargest-Slade

Phone 03 684 3625

Mobile 021 493 863

Other areas of support for mothers in South  Canterbury:

La Leche League  (Sarah) 03 684 9851

Breastfeeding Advisor (Lactation Consultant) 03 684 1488

Jean Todd Maternity 03 684 1488

Plunket Family Centre 684 4967

He Oranga Pai Health Clinic 615 7452

Plunket Line 0800 933 922