Free Lactation Consultant Service Through PlunketLine

Free Lactation Consultant Service Through PlunketLine

Breastfeeding is a learned skill for both mum and baby, and it's very common to need a bit of extra support before you both become experts.


PlunketLine's specialist breastfeeding support service (Whānau Āwhina Plunket).


Need some support with breastfeeding?

Talk to your midwife, lead maternity carer (LMC) or Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse

If you're finding breastfeeding painful or you're worried about something (such as lumps on your breast, or low milk supply), talk to your midwife, lead maternity carer (LMC) or Well Child Tamariki Ora nurse as soon as possible.

Call PlunketLine

You can also call PlunketLine any time, day or night, on 0800 933 922 (for free). 

If you're struggling to find a lactation consultant in your area, PlunketLine can help.

All you need to do is give one of the PlunketLine nurses a call on 0800 933 922 (this is free, and available 24/7) and they'll do an assessment and book you an appointment with one of Plunket’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC®).

These breastfeeding consultations are free and available for all breastfeeding women - even if Plunket isn't your WellChild provider.

Find out more about the lactation consultant service available through PlunketLine

Other breastfeeding support

The easiest way to find what breastfeeding support services are available to you locally is through SmartStart, or by asking your LMC or Well Child nurse.

Check SmartStart to find breastfeeding support services in your area

This page last reviewed 30 May 2022.

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