Whāngai Ū / Breastfeeding
"Nursing my pēpi was the best parenting I ever did. It was hard and sometimes heart-wrenching to learn but totally worth hanging in there! We are so grateful for the wisdom Aileen shared with us and the absolute trust she had in my body's ability to give birth and then to provide our child with everything she needed. There are so many people constantly encouraging you to give up - CBS was a rare sanctuary in a world that has lost touch with the beauty of breastfeeding" (Past CBS Client)
The Community Birth Services team see breastfeeding as a natural and beautiful part of life and are committed to supporting you in your breastfeeding journey. As the organisation funded to provide professional development about breastfeeding for local health professionals and community support for families, we know that most people will encounter misinformation. As firm believers in every whānau's right to make informed decisions about their baby we have compiled the following list of breastfeeding myths to provide you with some key knowledge. These are the things that past clients have told us they wanted to know about, and knowing them can prevent many of the most common breastfeeding problems. Whatever choices you make, we will be here to offer non-judgemental encouragement as you embark on the amazing, challenging and rewarding job of parenting. If you have questions about breastfeeding, or would like to talk to our qualified lactation consultant, just call us 06 354 6455 or email us . All our services are completely funded by the District Health Board so that they can be totally FREE for you.