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Breastfeeding Community Support Service, Tiaki Ūkaipō

QuickInfo

  • Support from other trained mothers, Volunteer Peer Supporters 
  • Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) for specialised assistance
  • Breastfeeding clinics Weds, Thurs, Fri 10am-12noon
  • Free Taranaki wide service

Our programme aims to support mothers with their breastfeeding. We can provide one on one support from other mothers as well as advice from a lactation consultant. 

Home visits and clinics are available with weekly sessions operating from 10am-12noon on Wednesday (Waitara, Tui Ora office, 14A Domett St), Thursday (Stratford, Pregnancy Help, Romeo St) and Friday (New Plymouth, Tui Ora, 36 Maratahu St).

We also train and resource other mothers wishing to become a volunteer peer support person. Receiving information and a listening ear can be the very thing that helps a mother to have a positive outcome when challenges are present.

We welcome the involvement of partners and whānau as their support can be vital to breastfeeding success.

We work in collaboration with a range of other providers and organisations such as Plunket, TDHB Maternity and Public Health, La Leche League and midwives.  To see our brochure click here or view below.  

Text 021 0251 6253 for more information, email breastfeeding@tuiora.co.nz or phone (06) 759 4064.  

Download a copy of a referral form here.

Breastfeeding support rack card

How much does this service cost?

Free

Who is this service for?

Pregnant women from around 30 weeks of pregnancy. Breastfeeding women, with babies younger than six months of age. Preference will be given to women and/or babies who identify as Māori, first time mothers, and women who have had previous challenges with breastfeeding.

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Contact

Contact the Tui Ora office by emailing breastfeeding@tuiora.co.nz

06 759 4064 or text 021 0251 6253

Accepted Referrers

  • General Practitioners
  • You or your Family/Whānau
  • Social Service Workers
  • Health Care Workers
  • Lead Maternity Carer

Accepted Referral Methods

  • Email
  • Fax
  • Phone

Referrer Feedback

Acknowledgement email or letter sent to referrer.

Potential referrers kept up to date through Taranaki Whangai U Breastfeeding Network meetings/minutes.

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QuickInfo

  • Support from other trained mothers, Volunteer Peer Supporters 
  • Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) for specialised assistance
  • Breastfeeding clinics Weds, Thurs, Fri 10am-12noon
  • Free Taranaki wide service