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Media inquiries:  please contact Alison Stanton, Director LLLNZ, 09 533 0391 or Lisa Manning, Media Relations Coordinator LLLNZ, 07 826 4500

Celebrating 50 years of breastfeeding support in New Zealand!

April 2014

A birthday party is being held in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert on ANZAC Day afternoon – 50 years to the day since La Leche League began offering breastfeeding support to kiwi mums. 

Since then the organisation has helped hundreds of thousands of mothers and babies to breastfeed by offering mother-to-mother support at its groups across the country.

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LLL International Bedsharing Press Release May 2013

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois (May 22, 2013) - Few new mothers get enough sleep and most mothers worry about their babies sleeping safely.  Research has shown that a majority of breastfeeding mothers bedshare at some point because they need more sleep and it makes breastfeeding at night easier...

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LLLNZ Director Responds to Press Council Decision

6 September 2012


La Leche League New Zealand welcomes a Press Council ruling which criticises coverage in the New Zealand Herald and Herald on Sunday of La Leche League's concerns about a smoke-free TV advertisement.


"We welcome the Press Council's ruling and now believe we can move on and concentrate on our primary role - supporting breastfeeding families," said LLLNZ Director Alison Stanton.


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LLLNZ Annual Report 2012

La Leche League New Zealand Inc. Annual Report 2012

Keeping Consistent Messages

Press Statement 6 February 2012


The ongoing row over the removal of images of Piri Weepu bottle-feeding his baby from an anti-smoking tv campaign is misleading and completely misses the main concern of breastfeeding supporters.


La Leche League New Zealand says the images would have given mixed messages to the public and undermined another important Government campaign which promotes breastfeeding.

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LLLNZ Conference April 2013


La Leche League Conference Moves into the Green Zone

South Island Conference Update

September 2011


Yes the South Island La Leche League Conference is going ahead.


Where: Hotel Ashburton, Ashburton, Mid Canterbury


When: Friday 26 April to Sunday 28 April 2013


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Infant Nutrition During A Disaster

Breastfeeding and other options

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Breastfeeding During Emergencies

Helpful answers to questions asked when breastfeeding during emergencies

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LLLNZ Annual Report 2011

La Leche League New Zealand Inc. 2011 Annual Report

When Should Babies Start Solids

LLLNZ Media Release 18 January 2011


La Leche League New Zealand (LLLNZ) is concerned that a review published in the British Medical Journal (1) undermines the progress that has been made in improving infant health over the past decade. The review questions the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding to six months.  The controversy has caused confusion for parents regarding when to introduce complementary foods.


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