Mother to Mother Support

We are lucky to have a number of options for you to find support within our community, both online and in person.

Helensville Birthing Centre Peer Supporters are our local Helensville volunteers trained to provide information and support with common breastfeeding challenges. 

Helensville Breastfeeding Support Facebook page can be used for support and advice from other breastfeeding mothers

Access free breastfeeding support

Helensville Birthing Centre provides a free Lactation Consultant service for women while staying here.

Also if you live in South Kaipara, you can receive support via our LC clinic from before your baby arrives and for as long as you are on your breastfeeding journey.

Refer Yourself

Consultations can be arranged by fillling in the online  Lactation Consult Request Form
Or you can email
or phone our administrator 09 420 7878 Ext 2, and leave a message
Emails and messages will be responded to Monday – Thursday

Health professional referral

Health professionals can use the same online Lactation Consult Request Form
or the  referral form – for health professionals and email it to

Peer supporters

If you’re having a pēpi, or your pēpi is already here, Helensville Breastfeeding Peer Supporters are here for you!

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters (also called Breastfeeding Peer Counsellors) are volunteers trained by our Lactation Consultants and are mums too. They can provide fact-based research and guidance around overcoming common barriers and breastfeeding challenges. They can support you via Facebook, text, phone, email, at HBC coffee mornings, and sometimes home visits.

Breastfeeding is a learned art, and mothers are known to have better breastfeeding experiences when they are given informed support from friends.

You may come across a challenge during your breastfeeding journey. That’s why our Peer Supporters offer you friendly encouragement so you can get through these hurdles and experience the joys and benefits of a confident and responsive breastfeeding journey.

You can request to join our private and supportive Facebook group: Helensville Breastfeeding Support here.