Clutha

Louise Thompson

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone: 03 4128712
Mobile Phone: 0275200063
Email: louisejt001@gmail.com

Hi, I live at Kaka Point and have two children: Bay born in 2011 and Esmé born in 2015. When I breastfed Bay as a first time mum it was a steep learning curve - a lot of things that I was concerned about were actually totally normal for a breastfed baby - the way they put on weight, sleep (or don't), feeding patterns, etc. I decided to become a Breastfeeding Peer Supporter to help other mums, whatever their feeding choices are, to be confident, informed and supported whether that means breastfeeding for a few days or many years.

Trista Stoop

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0273095847
Email: trista.perrin@hotmail.com

Hi I'm Trista mum of Portia (2015) Bronson (2017) and wife of Jayden. I became a peer supporter because I had a few challenges breastfeeding initially and wish I had known there was a group of people there to help when I needed someone. I fed Portia until she self weaned at 16 months and Bronson til he was 2 and a half. Breastfeeding is such a special time between mum and baby that if I can help just one lady this will all be worth it. Feel free to call/text if you ever need a chat or want a visitor. Looking forward to helping out 😊

Annalysse Mitchell

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0273153992
Email: annalyssecollins@gmail.com

Jessica Mead

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0274670339
Email: jessica.jane@live.com

Hi! I have recently completed the peer support training programme that was run in Balclutha. I am a mother of two sons born 2015 and 2017, I am currently still on maternity leave so we are making the most of this special time together spending our days getting out and about and discovering our own backyard. I am excited to be able to support parents to reach their own breastfeeding goals. I did not think I would be so passionate about breastfeeding but my own breastfeeding journey has shown me just how wonderful of an experience it is for mother and baby. Even though it is a wonderful experience I know how hard it can be to get going, and to continue, and I am looking forward to supporting you through the good and the bad. Please call/text/email if you would like to meet up or chat about anything. Amazing what a cup of tea and a chat can solve sometimes!

Kendal Gouman

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0278404966
Email: kendal.gouman93@outlook.com

Kia ora, I’m Kendal, I’m 26 and I live in balclutha with my partner Samuel and our one year old daughter Eddison. I am still currently feeding Eddison and have really loved being able to do this with her. I love the connection I have with Eddison through breastfeeding and being able to relate and support mums through their journeys. We have overcomed some hurdles in our journey and I love being able to share those.

Tania Allison

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0220484607
Email: taniamaree@hotmail.com

I’m Tania I have 2 girls Sophie (4)and Emily(2) I live in balclutha with my partner Kurt who’s a butcher at the freezing works. I breast fed both my girls for different lengths and felt it built a stronger bond between us. Plus the snuggles I loved. I’m currently studying to become a midwife at the moment while the girls are at kindy and I feel this course was a great addition to my future career. I’m a peer counsellor because I have a passion to help support other mums out there that are finding breast feeding to be difficult or that just want support in other areas to do with family or baby.

Sarah Moore

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0274247808
Email: hrandsjmoore@gmail.com

Miriam Broekhuizen

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 276319285
Email: simonandmiriam@gmail.com

Hello my name is Miriam and I am passionate about breastfeeding. I have two preschool children who I have breast fed from birth until toddlers and happy to help support other mums to keep breastfeeding for as long as possible. I have had hands on experience in postnatal breastfeeding support. I am also passionate about baby wearing and have a few carriers for hire for those wanting to try it out. Give me a text or call if you need any advice or support around breastfeeding. I have also taken on a new role this year as the Clutha Breast feeding drop in clinic coordinator. This is held every fortnight 10am-12pm starting the 9th of Janurary 2020 at the South Otago Plunket Rooms Clyde Street Balclutha. We would love to see you there.

Sarah Cragg

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0274127191
Email: sarahwilks88@gmail.com

I fell pregnant with my first child just a few weeks after moving to Balclutha and I worried about having a support network with a new baby. I need not have worried because I found it to be a wonderfully supportive community and I'd love to be able to provide the same support to others.

Nicola Ryan

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone: 4184424
Mobile Phone: 0211779917
Email: nicandjock@gmail.com

I have breastfed my 4 children each beyond a year and am passionate about supporting and enabling breastfeeding. I am also a registered nurse with a post graduate diploma in well child health and happy to chat with, or listen to you anytime

Katrina McKenzie

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Clutha

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0275706733
Email: kristamitchell@hotmail.com