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Video resources

Please enjoy these free educational video resources for Lactation Consultants, including presentations from our past conferences. Click the links below to jump to the video.

Tash Wharerau: Manaakitia te taōnga – Whāngai U ki roto i Nga Wānanga o Hine Koopu: Nurturing Breastfeeding through Hāpu Wānanga 

Presented by Tash Wharerau, Kaitiaki mō Wahine Ora at Women’s Health Action. 

This presentation was recorded for the 2023 NZLCA Conference. Tash shares the magic of whānau pūrākau in Hāpu Wānanga. She discusses the challenges and barriers to breastfeeding gathered through Hāpu Wānanga as identified by wāhine and whānau themselves. Tash also explores the use of Mātauranga Māori in education and decision making in their own health Rangatiratanga.



1. Explore cultural appropriation of engaging with Whānau Māori through Hāpu Wānanga;

2. Understand the expectations of Māmā and Whānau power and magic of Hāpu Wānanga;

3. Learn through Matauranga Māori about barriers and whānau solutions to Breastfeeding;

4. Explore the difference between mainstream antenatal education and Hāpu Wānanga.

Infant feeding in emergencies

Karleen Gribble: Infant feeding in emergencies

Presented by Karleen Gribble, Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University, at the NZLCA 2023 Online Conference.

This presentation describes why infants and young children are vulnerable in emergencies. It outlines how aid can undermine the health of infants and young children and how aid can support the well-being of infants and young children.  A brief summary of global COVID-19 maternal and newborn care guidance regarding breastfeeding supportive practices will also be provided.



1. Understand the importance of ensuring appropriate emergency planning for infants and young children;

2. Understand how to support the mothers and caregivers of breastfed and non-breastfed infants and young children in disasters;

3. Identify how COVID-19 maternal and newborn care guidance varied around the world.

Non-Māori Partnering Wahine Māori

Non-Māori Partnering Wahine Māori

In the video below, Tamara Karu, Libby Gray and Karen Palmer deliver their presentation 'How do non-Māori partner Wahine Māori to navigate a system that wasn’t designed for them?

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.

The presentation was recorded at the 2022 NZLCA Online Conference in February, 2022.
Breastfeeding and Lactation: Whangai ū: A Māori perspective

Breastfeeding and Lactation: Whangai ū: A Māori perspective 

Presented by Dr Dianne Wepa, Associate Professor Mental Health, University of Bradford, UK; Auckland University of Technology and University of South Australia, at the NZLCA 2023 Online Conference.

Dr Wepa presented her perspective on a Māori perspective on breastfeeding and lactation or whangai ū. The presentation explores the significance of ‘we’, ‘we-dentity’ and the collective consciousness of Indigenous Peoples when providing effective healthcare. 



1. Introduction to key Māori terms and concepts related to breastfeeding and lactation; 

2. Explore concepts of we-dentity within collective orientation of Māori culture and Indigenous populations; 

3. Understand how to integrate a Māori perspective into practice. 

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