Lactation Consultant Services

 Lactation Consultant Service for Gisborne.

A limited free service funded by the Tairawhiti District health board is provided for women referred to us by their midwife, Well Child Provider or other health professional.

A private service is also available for those who wish to self-refer.  Charges apply.

© Janet McGuinness BMid, IBCLC

Contact: Janet McGuinness


Mon-Fri  9am-5pm

About Me:

A registered midwife since 2004 & a Lactation Consultant since 2010.  I have worked in New Zealand & abroad in Ireland.

I am a busy mother of 3.  This has given me plenty of practical breastfeeding experience as well as the many years I have spent as a professional, helping mothers and babies with breastfeeding problems achieve the outcomes they hoped for.

Breastfeeding difficulties with all of my babies has given me great empathy for any mother facing feeding challenges. My first breastfeeding experience was an overall nightmare that took several months to solve. With our second baby, we suffered the hideousness of colic & breast refusal. I am passionate about breastfeeding but thanks to my experience as a mother, I am also very well aware how extremely difficult and challenging it can be. This helps me greatly in my work as all I wish to give to every mother is the satisfaction & joy you feel when it finally works!!

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