Breastfeeding Support


Canterbury has great community resources that you can give to your clients to support their breastfeeding while under your care and beyond:

24 hour Helpline:

(03) 3388 447  (La Leche League Canterbury)

You can print out the downloadable flyer below which will give your clients a list of all the Canterbury services available:


Or encourage your clients to visit the CanBreastFeed website for lots of information and local resources!

Click to visit CanBreastFeed


Or they can like the facebook page below:

Like the CanBreastFeed facebook page!



Breastfeeding advocacy:

‘helping to remove the barriers to breastfeeding that women¬†may experience’

The Canterbury feeding service is:

The Canterbury service, first established in 2008, was developed to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

It aims to:

– Increase breastfeeding rates in Canterbury
– Increase the breastfeeding support for mothers in Canterbury
– Improve infant nutrition through breastfeeding
– Improve breastfeeding rates for Maori and Pacific infants.

Community-Based Lactation Consultation Support Service

Specialist support provided in the community for mothers with complex breastfeeding issues.

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Mother4Mother Peer Support Programme:

Support for breastfeeding mothers provided by other trained mothers with breastfeeding experience.


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Phone 0800 800 743

Ext 213 Referring to the service

Ext 206 Service Provision