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PlunketLine - 0800 933 922

PlunketLine is a toll-free parent helpline and advice service available to all families, whānau and caregivers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 0800 933 922 for parenting help.  Calls are free from cell phones.

When you call PlunketLine your call will be answered by a Plunket nurse, who can give you advice and information on parenting issues and your child’s health and wellbeing. 

Plunket Nurses are registered nurses with additional qualifications in well child health.  We also have nurses who can speak other languages.

As well as providing high-quality advice, PlunketLine is a great way to access our nationwide family support network. It is a gateway to many services, including referrals to local Plunket nurses and Plunket family centres.


HealthLine - 0800 611 116

You‘ll speak to a friendly registered nurse who will ask you questions about the condition or illness you’re calling about.

  • From your answers, they assess symptoms and make a recommendation for the best thing to do.
  • That might be to see a doctor or go to hospital straight away.
  • If it’s less serious, they can tell you how to take care of yourself – or the person you’re ringing about – at home.

The nurses also have access to an extensive database of health providers to point callers to. They can tell callers where to find their nearest after-hours GP service, hospital emergency department, pharmacy, out-of-hours dental surgery etc.


New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association - 0800 452 282

The New Zealand Lactation Consultants Association (NZLCA) is the professional association of the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in New Zealand.  You will find a link to private lactation consultants on their website.

Lots of great support for breastfeeding mothers.  App also available for android phones, apple app coming soon.

BreastFedNZ is a mobile app for breastfeeding support, information and encouragement - when and where you need it, from birth to weaning. Written by an experienced midwife and lactation consultant for today’s birthing women, their families and whānau.

Here you will find a wealth of information on parenting, from new borns through to the end of the primary years.

Smartstart provides step-by-step information and support to help you access the right services for you and your baby.

Southern breastfeeding mums do we have something for you!  Life doesn't stop when you have a baby, jobs still need to be done and your child still needs to be fed.    Here is your perfect breastfeeding buddy - an app to direct you to the nearest breastfeeding friendly venue in Otago and Southland.

Feed Safe is a mobile app that assists breastfeeding mothers to make the best decisions about alcohol consumption.

This wonderful short video, "Human Milk - Taylor Made for Tiny Humans", explores the unique properties of breast milk and benefits of breastfeeding.


Kids Health

La Leche League New Zealand

  Pacific Language Resources (LLLNZ)

Ministry of Health

Pacific Parenting Support

Raising Children NZ

Raising Children Australia

Smart Start

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Kelly Mom

Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative


Parents Centre


Safe Sleep

Kids Health

Change for Our Children