Breastfeeding in Aotearoa New Zealand’
Donor Breast Milk
Interested in donating breast milk to the CWH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Milk Bank? Information about becoming a donor here –http://www.cdhb.health.nz/Hospitals-Services/Specialist-Care/Canterbury-Neonatal-Service/Human-Donor-Milk-Bank/Pages/default.aspx
Interested in donating breast milk to the Rotary Community Breast Milk Bank?
This community milk bank is based at St George’s Hospital. St George’s has generously donated the use of a space for the milk bank. This milk bank is run by volunteers. The donor milk comes from screened women and it is pasteurised prior to dispensing.
Check out the Facebook page here
Or leave a message here (03) 3756281
Facebook pages with useful information about the different groups in Canterbury
Canterbury Breastfeeding Peer Support
Breastfeeding Groups Otautahi
Richmond Cottage Breastfeeding Group
Ilam Breastfeeding Group
Mother4Mother Breastfeeding Support
Breastfeeding Mid Canterbury
Breast Start La Leche League Christchurch
Useful websites for breastfeeding information
Best Beginnings – From Bump to Breastfeeding. A charity in the UK providing practical, simple, educational and interactive tools to support parents-to-be and new parents. From Bump to Breastfeeding is a set of films following the journey of four mums, who decide to breastfeed their babies. The films have lots of great information about breastfeeding.
Healthy Children Project and Dr Kajsa Brimdyr – Happy Birth Day. The trailer for Happy Birth Day which is a series of educational webisodes depicting childbirth for the expectant parent. Shows skin-to-skin between mother and baby and the start of breastfeeding
Immune System of human milk – Human milk provides many substances that benefit babies’ immune systems, including antibodies, immune factors, enzymes, and white blood cells. These substances protect babies against a wide variety of diseases and infections
Breastfeeding resources in other languages from the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative – Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Mirpuri, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu