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Breastfeeding Community Support Service, Tiaki Ūkaipō

QuickInfo

  • Support from other trained mothers called Volunteer Peer Supporters 
  • Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) for specialised assistance (charges may apply)
  • 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.  Details of our clinics for 2019 will be available soon - please email breastfeeding@tuiora.co.nz, phone (06) 759 4064 or phone/text 021 0251 6253 for the most up to date information.

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.  

Download a copy of a referral form here.

Breastfeeding support rack card

How much does this service cost?

Free

Who is this service for?

Mothers/babies must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Mothers and/or babies who identify as Māori or Pacific Islander
  • Mothers aged under 25 years 
  • Mothers who have a Community Services Card

More Information

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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 called Volunteer Peer Supporters 
  • Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) for specialised assistance (charges may apply)
  • Free Taranaki wide service