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Introducing the Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Programme

A woman who has successfully breastfed is a valuable asset to her community, and often highly motivated to help and support other mothers.

The Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Programme (PCP) is an initiative which builds on this community capacity to provide cost-effective breastfeeding peer support.
The programme provides women from target populations with training and resources to offer skilled and knowledgeable help to other mothers (their peers).

La Leche League NZ (LLLNZ) provides initial training and offers ongoing support to anyone interested in establishing a breastfeeding peer support service in their own community.

Each breastfeeding PCP can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any target group of mothers and will usually include peer support groups; phone, email or text help; home visits; antenatal and parenting classes; or services in more formal health settings.

Learn more about how the PCP operates…


The training exceeded my expectations. I came with preconceived notions and was amazed how relaxed and culturally sensitive the facilitators were. I felt so much aroha on the first day and this continued throughout the week

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The PCP is proudly supported by La Leche League NZ