Mummies in Wellington – if you didn’t already know about this, we are pleased to be spreading some good news! There is a new breastfeeding support centre opening in Wellington next month.
It will open on July 25th, and operate from a room at the Trinity Union Church in Newtown, every Monday and Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. (The Trinity Union Church is behind the Lychgate shopping centre. The area is well serviced by buses and there is also free parking in the church carpark.)
It will be run by Rona, a GP and Liora, a lactation consultant, and will provide services totally free of charge (although they’ll appreciate a koha toward venue hire costs). If you want to see one of these specialists to talk about any breastfeeding problems you’re experiencing, you won’t have to make an appointment – just drop in to talk it over. As if that wasn’t a lovely enough thought: there will also be morning tea involved! Sounds like a great opportunity to relax over a cuppa and have a chat with other mummies …
Rona and Liora set this service up to address the problem of the lack of free and expert breastfeeding support in the community in central/south Wellington. Liora has recently moved to Wellington with her family. She is a mother of three children and has been working in Hawaii. Rona is a local GP and a mother of two young children who is training as a lactation consultant. Rona says: ‘We want all women to have access to help with feeding their babies if they need it.’
Hear, hear! We think you guys are amazing. Mummies, we hope that some of you out there will benefit from this service, or know somebody who will be glad to hear of it.
Daisy and Zelda