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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.


NZLCA Confrerenc ce 2024

2024 NZLCA Conference
Watch Online:  9 February to 3 March 2024

 This is an online conference offering pre-recorded sessions which can be viewed at any time between 9 February and 3 March 2024. 

Lactation Consultants and Breastfeeding Advocates from around the world are supporting NZLCA to provide you with up-to-date information and recommended best practices.

Our Vision
Aotearoa/New Zealand health transformed through breastfeeding and empowerment.

Te huringa o te Hauora Aotearoa ki te kai wai ū.

Our Mission
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.



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