Useful Links

Useful Links


Emergency: 111
Poisons hotline: 0800 764 766

‘Breastfeedingnz’ Facebook page – this is a fantastic page supporting women with breastfeeding and is a ‘go to’ resource that is available 24/7.

Burp App – For breastfeeding friendly venues in the Southland and Otago.

Community Birth Service – Lactation Consultant team provide direct support for mother, pepi and whanau experiencing challenges with breastfeeding Community Birth Services in the MidCentral region provides breastfeeding support and education in our district. This covers Palmerston North, Manawatu, Tararua and Horowhenua areas.

Find your midwife – Pregnant – You will need a midwife – use this site to search for midwife LMCs in your region.

Father & Child – New Zealand communities where fathers and mothers are supported equally and have access to the resources and help they need to work together for the welfare of their children.

Healthline – Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice from trained registered nurses, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Kangaroo Mother Care – Visit Kangaroo Mother Care Awareness NZ on Facebook

Kids Health – Kidshealth mission is to provide accurate and reliable information about children’s health for New Zealand parents, caregivers, family and whānau.

Ministry of Health – The New Zealand Ministry of Health

Mothers Matter – Information for Pregnant Mothers, Information About Babies, Information about Postnatal Depression, Info for Fathers and Family/Whanau.

Multiples Bay of Plenty – Multiples Bay of Plenty is a support and information network for expectant and existing parents of multiples (twins, triplets etc) and their families.

Multiple Births Association – The best place for expectant parents to learn about multiple pregnancy, to meet other’s pregnant with multiples, or get information or support, is through a multiple birth club.

NZLCA – The New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association (NZLCA) is the professional association of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in New Zealand.

Plunket – New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5.

PlunketLine – PlunketLine is a toll-free parent helpline and advice service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Available to all parents who need help.

Raising Children – Wealth of information on parenting, from newborns through to the end of the primary years.

Southern District Health Board – Breastfeeding resources for people in the Southern District.

Taha – Well Pacific Mother and Infant service.

Taranaki mamas – list of Taranaki LMCs – Taranaki DHB’s maternity webpage link to LMCs

Travel – how to safely use child restraints, by NZ Transport Agency.

Well Child App (FREE download) – The Well Child App helps you to track your child’s progress, early health appointments and immunisation schedule by automatically creating reminders for them.  It contains information about your child’s development, well-being and safety. (Available as a free download from iTunes and Google Play stores).

Women’s Health Action – Women’s Health Action is a social change organisation, working to improve the health and wellbeing of women, their families and whanau, and communities.


Hawkes Bay DHB – breastfeeding support


Baby Café HASTINGS@Choices
500 Marekakaho Road
Monday and Friday 11am-1pm

Piri Paua/Choices – Ph 06 878 7616


Baby Café
The Napier Maternity Resource Centre
234 Kennedy Road. Wednesdays 1-3pm<


Kahungunu Executive ki te Wairoa
Charitable Trust – Ph: 06 838 6835


Plunket Peer Counsellor Service
Ph: Sally 021 923 125

CHB Parents Centre
Free Lactation Consultant Service
8am – 6pm daily
Ph: Ann 06 857 3844 or
Txt only: 027 279 6204

CHB Breastfeeding Peer Support Group
Hayley 06 855 4928 or
Tilly 06 858 8691


Tamariki Ora – Ph 0508 826 274
Plunket – Ph 06 878 7126

Work and financial Resources

Social Services
Child, Youth, and Family (0508 FAMILY)

Health Resources – Ministry of Health
plunketline (o800 933 922)
Health Line (0800 611 611)

Safe Sleep

Mental Health
The Depression Helpline (0800 111 757)
Lifeline (0800 543 354)
Samaritans (0800 726 666)
Youthline (0800 376 633)

Oral Health

Free Dental 0800 TALK TEETH, 0800 825 583,
Community Oral Health (0800 825 583)

Education Resources

Family Violence
Women’s Refuge (0800 733 843)
Emergency (111)

Smoking Cessation & Dependency Support
Tala Pasifika – quit smoking
Quitline (0800 778 778)
Youthline (0800 376 633
Alcohol Support (0800 111 757)


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