Dunedin

Kelly Sweeney

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone: 034250248
Mobile Phone: 0210789843
Email: kelly@nappyneedz.com

Hi, I'm Kelly Mum to four children who were all breastfed with varying degrees of success. I trained to be a peer supporter in 2012, as I wanted to help other Mums to achieve their feeding goals and help with any breastfeeding issues they might have. My oldest son was born by emergency c-section and I struggled to breast feed him. My younger three children all fed into their toddler years and I have experience of breastfeeding while pregnant and tandem feeding.

Andrina Palmer

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 021650045
Email: vindalle@gmail.com

I am a mum of two lovely children, and expecting another one in September I love being a peer supporter, and am passionate about helping families reach their breastfeeding goals. I have experience with Postnatal Depression, feeding through pregnancy, and being a young mum. I am passionate about helping women feel empowered about their choices, and can provide a supportive and empathetic set of ears. I look forward to hearing from you.

Kari Clifford

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone: 4728247
Mobile Phone: 0210668369
Email: kari.clifford@gmail.com

I am a mum to three boys in the Port Chalmers area. I enjoy helping others, and meeting new mums. If you have any questions about breastfeeding, or if you just want to chat, give me a call.

Becca Toschi

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 021518333
Email: beccatoschi@gmail.com

Hi I'm Becca. I am a mum to three young children. I have had personal experience with finger feeding, expressing, reflux, tongue tie, mastitis, blocked ducts, allergies and intolerances, feeding during pregnancy and low milk supply. I know how tricky it can sometimes be and would love to offer my support.

Kat Calvert

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Email: katyablair@gmail.com

Kat is a New Zealander with a Finnish cultural background and a lengthy period living in Japan and Australia. Her family speak English and use NZ sign language in the home too. Kat has breastfed all three of her children, who are ages 9, 7 and 3. Kat hopes to help other women to help themselves have a happy breastfeeding relationship with their children.

Bryony Harrison

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 027876716
Email: bryony.nicole.harrison@gmail.com

Kia ora! I am the mum of Ari born 2 months premature at Wellington hospital and as a result went through a number of breastfeeding challenges due to prematurity, exclusive expressing, recurrent mastitis and a missed tongue tie. I have always been passionate about Women's Health and am a medical student currently doing research in Perinatal pathology. I am so glad I did the breastfeeding peer supporter training as we often fall into the trap of thinking that because breastfeeding is "normal" that it should be be easy, and whether it's your first, or your fifth baby there are so many things that can affect a healthy feeding relationship. I have really enjoyed working in partnership with families in their feeding journeys using an evidence based approach and drawing on the experience and wisdom of our wonderful peer supporting group. I am happy to meet any and all family members at their homes, a cafe, the Breast Room or other location for one on one education and problem solving. If I sound like the match for you, you can contact me by phone or email :)

Tess Trotter

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 021 027 88583
Email: theresatrotter@yahoo.co.nz

Hi! I'm Tess, Mum of one and soon to be two. I live in North East Valley with my family. I'm happy to support any families with any queries about breastfeeding and feeding their babies in general. You can contact me on my phone - texts are fine or by email.

Rachel Fahey

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone: 03 4776241
Mobile Phone: 0220827710
Email: rachelfahey13@gmail.com

I trained as a peer supporter in 2011 and have been working with mums in the community and at The Breast Room ever since. I volunteer at the Breast Room in Dunedin every Tuesday morning and enjoy meeting mothers from all walks of life and helping them with their breastfeeding goals. I also enjoy visiting mums and their babies at home. As well as home visits, I'm available to help through texting, email and phone calls.

Sophie Carty

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 027 339 4623
Email: carty.sophie@gmail.com

Kia ora, My name is Sophie and I'm 26 years old. I live in St Clair, and work in Dunedin City Monday to Friday. I am easily contactable on my cell phone at any time of day if you need some support or a chat. If you would prefer to meet in person, I am pretty flexible and I enjoy a good coffee and yarn :-). I don't have children of my own but would like to support Mum's and families from all walks of life with their feeding decisions (be it breastfeeding or artificial feeding), and help to normalise breastfeeding in our community. I am passionate about helping people to be fully informed about all the options available to them, and helping people with breastfeeding at every stage from birth, to returning to work, and beyond!

Josie Miller

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 021 124 4627
Email: josie.miller1015@gmail.com

I live around the Green Island/Waldronville/Brighton area and I can be contacted anytime and can meet anywhere in Dunedin. I like to help as much as I can and love a good chat over a cuppa. I became quite passionate about breastfeeding over the course of my pregnancy knowing that it was something that I wanted to do. After some struggles in my circle of friends I found the Breastfeeding Peer Supporters and knew this was something for me. I hope to learn, engage, and support the newborn community.

Shelley Gorman

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone: 021666295
Mobile Phone: 021401343
Email: shelley.gorman@plunket.org.nz

Kia ora, I am mother to a daughter born at 28 weeks in 2012. We had major problems breastfeeding until around 19 weeks and then happily breastfed fed until 15 months. It was a major journey in our lives and I would love to help others enjoy their own journey.

Nika Wood

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0226900440
Email: nikawood99@hotmail.com

Sadia Farzana

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0225006678
Email: dr.sadia.farzana@gmail.com

Siti Inbrahim

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 02102563910
Email: snmh.ibrahim@gmail.com

Victoria Jameson

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0211328857
Email: vjajameson@gmail.com

Victoria lives in Dunedin with her husband and twin toddlers. She has experiences the challenges of learning to breastfeed to very different newborns at the same time. Victoria appreciates how hard things can be when you have two babies and, even when things are going well, how little sleep you get. Although she struggled for the first six months, she made it to a year and is still breastfeeding. She would like to support other mothers with multiples to reach their breastfeeding goals. Victoria has experience feeding twins separately and together, coping with having babies in NICU, pumping to establish her milk supply and dealing with tongue ties that were diagnosed late. Victoria is very happy to receive emails or text messages but, as she works full time at the University, she may not be able to answer or reply until the evening.

Kerry-Lee Charlton

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone: 03 472 8794
Mobile Phone: 027 307 5913
Email: kerryleecharlton.bfps@outlook.com

Kia ora! I'm Kerry-Lee and I have three beautiful children! All of them were/are still breastfed, although some with more success than others. All of my children were born via C section, and I am a staunch advocate for breastfeeding in theater in the event of C section. My youngest son also had a very significant tongue tie and lip tie that was misdiagnosed. I really love to help Mums achieve their feeding goals and give them the support they may need to be confident and informed in their feeding journey. Outside of my peer support role you will find me at our local Playcentre, hanging out with our pony at Pony Club, or with my head in my textbooks as I'm a Childbirth Education student.

Kate Chhin

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 02108281141
Email: kate.chhin@gmail.com

Maegan Coburn

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0273814888
Email: maegan.coburn@gmail.com

Hi, I'm a Mum of 3 children aged from 19momths to 6 years old. I have recently completed my peer support training, and regularly volunteer at the breastrooms. I have personal experience with tongue, and lip tie, reflux, parent and child allergies, post natal depression, over supply, breastfeeding and working etc. I hope to use this and the knowledge I have learnt through the Breastrooms to support and empower others during one of the most challenging and rewarding phases of their lives!

Justine Lam-Sam-Tai

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0284085925
Email: justinelam@windowslive.com

Bushie Calvert

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0212604678
Email: bushiepcpa@gmail.com

My name is Bushie Calvert and I am excited to have recently completed the PSPA training through Well South. I trained as a peer supporter in 2011 and have regularly volunteered at The Breast Room since it began and have helped with the management of it since November 2015. I have also visited several families through the antenatal breastfeeding classes and had countless conversations with friends and family about various challenges and joys that arise during a woman’s breastfeeding journey. I am mum to three delightful girls, Stella, Gretel and Lola – all of whom delight and challenge me and keep me on my toes on a regular basis. My husband, Steven and I own Nectar Cafe, the first café to be featured on the BURP app, and any pregnant mum popping in for a coffee or lunch is as likely to have a conversation around breastfeeding with Steven as she is to have a flat white! I am looking forward to training future peer supporters and expanding the support networks for breastfeeding families within Dunedin and North Otago.

Eloise Sime

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0274694373
Email: emsime@hotmail.com

I live in Waldronville with my husband, and three children aged 7, 5, and 5.I am very passionate about supporting parents, especially in those early days when everything feels so overwhelming. I chose to do this course so that I could support friends, family, and the wider community with their breastfeeding journey. You can never have too much support when it comes to breastfeeding and learning how it will work for you and your family. I have had experience with oversupply, undersupply. latch issues, traumatic birth, breastfeeding post csection, finger feeding, chronic blocked ducts, pumping milk, breastfeeding around surgery, extended breastfeeding, and also making the difficult decision to stop breastfeeding long before I wanted to. I work part time during the day but am available in the evenings.

Emma Collins

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 0278911270
Email: emmaruthcollins@gmail.com

Kia Ora, my name is Emma! I am passionate about breastfeeding and really love supporting women to reach their goals. Knowing personally, what a difference the right support and informed choice can make, I decided I'd like to be a part of that. Among an array of other things, I have experience with nursing through my next pregnancy and tandem feeding my now 3yo as well, which has been a challenge and delight! Raynards, over supply, different positions, mastitis, blocked ducts, weaning, natural term Breastfeeding, increasing supply, mixed feeding, tube feeding and more. I'm in my mid-30s. I love babywearing and enjoy being an active member of our community which includes play centre and parent help at school. My fiance and I live with our 3 amazing daughters (12yo, 5yo, and 3yo), with a bunch of fur babies too. You can contact me via my cell phone (please don't bother leaving voice mail), texting is fine too. Or email. If you'd like to chat about anything, would like to meet, or just have some questions you'd like some more information about, I'm here for you 😊

Jemma Paddock

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Email: jemma.paddock@gmail.com

Hello, I'm Jemma. I'm Mum to two children and live in the Balaclava/ Mornington area. I completed the Breastfeeding Peer Supporter training in June 2017. I was inspired to become a Peer Supporter because Peer Supporters helped me immensely when my first child was a baby. I have really enjoyed breastfeeding my children and want other women to be able to enjoy it too. You can see me at The Breast Room (at the Hub in South Dunedin) along with our other lovely volunteers. The Breastroom is open Tuesdays and Thursdays,10am to midday.

Denise Ives

Breastfeeding Peer Supporter
Based In: Dunedin

Home Phone:
Mobile Phone: 027 476 1339
Email: denise.ives@thebreastroom.org

Hello! I am one of the Peer Support Programme Administrators for the Dunedin area. I have a school-aged child, a grown up son and a granddaughter, and live with my family and our dogs in Macandrew Bay. I qualified with a Diploma in Breastfeeding Counselling from the University of Bedfordshire in the UK and have been working with breastfeeding families in the UK and NZ for around 12 years. I created the Breast Room in South Dunedin which is managed by Bushie, along with some of our lovely Dunedin Peer Supporters. I am also an accredited La Leche League Leader. Aside from my passion to help families with their feeding questions and concerns, I am an animal loving, homeschooling mum, who loves learning and enjoys reading, knitting and a wee bit of crochet! I'd love for all mamas to feel happy about their decisions on how to feed their baby (whatever their choice), and would love them to have the help they need right when they need it, so if you have questions or concerns, before or after your baby is born, then drop me a text or email, or pop in to The Breast Room on a Tuesday or Thursday morning, 10am to midday.