Breastfeeding is normal and natural, but so is walking, and just like walking, we first need to practice and learn how to do it.

 

Not all breastfeeding relationships will be problem free and so finding a trusted lactation expert can help you get off to the right start. La Leche League South Africa is part of a world wide organisation that helps mothers on a voluntary basis, speaking to a La Leche League leader is free and once a month they host meetings where all mothers and mothers to be can join them to chat and get hands on assistance.

You can also contact a leader and arrange to meet her for help when you are struggling.

 

Here is a list of La Leche League leaders in South Africa:

GAUTENG:

Benoni

Juanita (011) 395-1864

Cecilia (011) 918-7924

Joan (011) 849-8250

Annatjie (011) 973-1900

Lisa (083) 286-0009

Pauline (083) 659-4986

Ena (083) 260-9097

Pretoria

Jessica (012) 332-2564

Tobie (012) 430-3334

Sina (079) 448-5975 (German enquiries only)

Centurion

Leonie (012) 654-6961

Nicole  (012) 345-4898

Petro (083) 656-1604

Sydney (082) 694-8687

Randburg

Sharon (011) 795-4209

Leani (072) 052-9907

Sandton

Laura (083) 301-2826

Ute (082) 652-6436

Tanya (083) 408-0785

Krugersdorp

Ena (011) 476-3439

Springs

Bernadette (082) 674-4762

 

KWAZULU-NATAL

Durban

Jane (031) 309-1801

Amamzimtoti

Claudia (031) 903-4908

Munster

Ruth (039) 319-2054

 

WESTERN CAPE

Bonnievale

Sonja (023) 616-3192/(072) 259-3521

Brackenfell

Nelia 072 234 8981

Vania 0731659678

Tygervalley

Laura (073) 183-5269

Marna (072) 453-2471

Trudy (021) 976-2598/(082) 864-0260

Wilna (083) 539-6557

Yolandi (083) 267-6351

Justine (083) 442-6752

Helderberg

Leana (021) 855-4657/(083) 415-4657

Marian (083) 419-4988

Parklands

Simela (021) 553- 1664

Juliet (021) 556-0693

Southern Suburbs

Natashia (082) 814-7210

Hannah (021) 762-9790

Katherine (021) 761-6219

Paarl

Wilma (021) 201 2641

Florence (021) 863 0448

Parow

Dilshaad (021) 930-2475/(082) 927-2161

Rahmat: (082) 826 4600

Stellenbosch

Suzanne 083 231 9188

Knysna

Vicky (044) 384-0426

Tonya (076) 217-8874

Other

Sophia (021) 393-1634

Olga (082) 062-0206

Elizabeth (021)782 6999

 

EASTERN CAPE

Port Elizabeth

Nan (041) 583-1577/(082) 823-5491

Naomi (072) 130-9879

East London

Rensche (078) 277-7385

Michelle (043) 748-2763/(071) 386-8502

 

NORTHERN CAPE

Other

Esme Hough (027) 692-3041/(079) 1616-319

 

NORTH WEST

Potchefstroom

Frieda (074) 740-2150

SueYen Nel (079) 496-2215

 

Another lactation specialist you could seek is a certified lactation consultant, however it is vitally important to check credentials,  often midwives or dieticians claim to be lactation consultants but are not certified.

You need to make sure that your lactation consultant is IBCLC or SACLC certified. You can check if your lactation consultant is certified through the South African Certified Lactation Consultant website or the International Certified Lactation  Consultant website.

Alternatively you can download this lactation consultant list for easy access to the list of certified lactation consultants practicing in South Africa.

 

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