Te Rito Ora is a free community-based service that provides breastfeeding and baby feeding information and support for all mothers and babies who live in South Auckland. They can work with you from the time you find out you are pregnant until your baby is 2 years old.

The team provide the following FREE services:

  • Antenatal breastfeeding education
  • Support for infant feeding aged 0-2 years.
  • Postnatal in-home breastfeeding support. Kaitipu Ora workers provide breastfeeding support in pregnancy and for under 2’s. The team has lactation consultants for more complex breastfeeding issues.
  • Nutrition advice for under 2’s.
  • Cooking workshops teaching healthy meals on a budget.
  • Speakers who can come to your Mum and baby groups to discuss breastfeeding and/or starting solids.
  • Breastfeeding koorero - Peer support training for whaanu/health professionals who wish to learn more about breastfeeding to be able to help others in their community.
  • Early Learning Centre sessions that encourage tamariki to consume more vegetables, and give parents practical tools to do so at home.
  • Free pregnancy health information Zoom sessions for Indian women

Seeking trained support can be key to your breastfeeding journey. Get in touch with the Te Rito Ora team: 0800HELPBF or teritoora@middlemore.co.nz or ask your midwife or family doctor to refer you to the team.

Upcoming events

Antenatal Breastfeeding Education - Free Zoom session for pregnant women. Every Tuesday at 1-2pm.  

Meeting URL: https://cmhealth.zoom.us/j/94501712541

Meeting ID: 945 0171 2541

Postnatal  Breastfeeding Question and Answer Zoom session. Every Thursday at 1-2pm. 

Meeting URL: https://cmhealth.zoom.us/j/94691638463 

Meeting ID: 94691638463 

Janm aur Parvarish - Free pregnancy Zoom sessions for Indian women. Every Monday and Thursday at 10.30-11.30am (expect public holidays and Januray)

Meeting URL: https://cmhealth.zoom.us/j/94991315040

Meeting ID: 94991315040

Whaanua Hauora Day- Free health/social check up. Spinal assessment, Blood pressure, Sugar level, Mental health & more!


Friday 25th November
11.30am - 2.30pm

16 Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe (PAPSDA Seventh Day Adventist Church)

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