We support Lactation Consultants in New Zealand
The New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association (NZLCA) is the professional association of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in New Zealand. We help professionals with their development, resources, community support and an annual conference.
Non-Māori Partnering Wahine Māori
How do non-Māori partner Wahine Māori to navigate a system that wasn’t designed for them?
Watch this special presentation recorded for the 2022 NZLCA Conference.
Through the cultural reclamation of Mātauranga Māori, Tamara, Karen and Libby utilise Kaupapa Māori Service Innovations within the Pregnancy Education and Breastfeeding Services they deliver, sharing the fundamentals of a Mana Wahine model of care so that non Māori can become allies for equity in the western health system.
Aotearoa/New Zealand health transformed through breastfeeding and empowerment.
Te huringa o te Hauora Aotearoa ki te kai wai ū.
To advance the IBCLC profession in Aotearoa/ New Zealand through leadership, advocacy, professional development and research.
Kia paneke te kaupapa IBCLC ki Aotearoa. Kia uru te rangatiratanga, kokiritanga, tupuranga me te rangahau.
We are the professional voice for Lactation Consultants
in Aotearoa/New Zealand
We believe that breastfeeding matters to women and their babies. Almost all New Zealand women breastfeed, but some wean earlier than they would like, due to problems that are avoidable or manageable. A Lactation Consultant can make a difference between giving up, and continuing to breastfeed for as long as mother and baby wish.
The Lactation Consultant is the main resource for anyone requiring assistance or needing to know more about special breastfeeding and lactation problems or about the importance of human milk.
The Lactation Consultant advocates for breastfeeding as the norm for babies and toddlers.
IBCLC Code of professional conduct and scope of practice
Marketing of Breastmilk substitutes
How to make a complaint to the NZ Ministry of Health