Lactation Consultant

DSCF4581If you are having trouble with breastfeeding and feel that you require lactation consultant support please talk to your Midwife, Well Child/ Tamariki Ora Provider or your GP to discuss a referral to our services.

The service is funded by Hauora Tairawhiti and consultations are free but there is a cap on our numbers. A referral from your primary health care giver is required to ensure that those in most need are receiving our support.

If you do not qualify for referral or just require basic breastfeeding support your midwife or Well Child/ Tamariki Ora provider will be able to help you.

Our service is run by a Lactation Consultant who is also a trained midwife.

Janet McGuinness 0211709208

Other local support groups/services in our district:

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Gisborne / Wairoa Plunket  

  • Contact phone number for enquiries and appointments – 0800184803
  •  PlunketLine is 24/7 and free to call on 0800 933 922.


Turanga health – Tamariki Ora fb-art  

  • Breastfeeding Support: (06) 869 0457

Breastfeeding Help

Turanga Health’s Tamariki Ora programme provides the following:

Antenatal wānanga, Breastfeeding help, support and education, Well Child Checks for your pēpi/ Tamariki from 4—6 weeks old to 4 years of age, Pēpi Pods, Car Seat Scheme, Referrals to other services/ organisations.


Breastfeeding Support:  (06) 864 6803

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