Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support Otago and Southland (BFSOS) is a Peer Support programme created by WellSouth Primary Health Network. This programme aims to help women in our Southern communities to access FREE, friendly, and non-judgemental support to establish, maintain and continue breastfeeding and help with common feeding challenges. All Peer Supporters have completed accredited training and have been police vetted.

For further information, please visit our BFSOS website at

Our BFSOS Peer Supporters:

  • Provide a free support service, available at any time – during pregnancy, after birth, when returning to work, or during the weaning stages

  • Complete training on the normal course of breastfeeding and communication skills

  • Provide non-judgemental breastfeeding support to help mothers and whānau overcome common barriers and challenges

  • Provide support via multiple methods to suit your needs and can include one-to-one support, phone, text, email, informal group drop-in sessions, or home visits.

  • Facilitate regular group sessions and drop-in centres in main centres, including Invercargill, Te Anau, Gore, Balclutha, Dunedin, Oamaru, Alexandra/Cromwell, Wānaka & Queenstown.


To find a local Peer Supporter or info on a drop-in session near you, please visit our website at  

Click here to view our Feeding Your Baby resource explaining some common breastfeeding concerns.

Antenatal Breastfeeding Classes – Online or In-Person

Are you Pregnant? Come to our FREE antenatal class to learn about Breastfeeding and what to expect.

Gain confidence with breastfeeding through a one-off group session, share knowledge with your whānau, and find out where to get more support before and after birth. 

Online Classes (Otago, Central Lakes & Southland regions)

The online class is designed to ensure anyone in the Southern region unable to attend an in-person class can still have access to the same support and information. Partners, support people and whānau are welcome to join you, and helpful resources will be provided by mail.

 For upcoming session dates and more information:

Go to


Or visit

In-Person Class (Dunedin only)

Expectant mums and partners, support people, and whānau are all encouraged to attend.
Morning tea and helpful resources are included.

When: 9am -12.30pm, last Saturday of the month (unless stated otherwise)

Where: The Valley Project Hub (Fred Hollows Meeting Room), 262 North Road, North East Valley, Dunedin. 
For upcoming session dates go to:  

To book a class or for more information: Email 
Click the BOOK NOW button on the @breastfeedingclassesdunedin Facebook Page.
Or visit


BURP is a FREE website and app to help you find breastfeeding friendly public places (restaurants, cafes, museums, pools, etc.) in Otago and Southland. BURP allows you to see what child-friendly facilities may be available, such as play areas or high-chairs, making it useful for the whole whānau!

You can also leave a review of your experience at any venue to help support others who are breastfeeding to feel confident about going out in their community.
Visit: or download the app for FREE from GooglePlay and the App Store.

Feed Safe App

Can I have a drink while I'm breastfeeding? Should I "pump and dump"? How does alcohol affect breastmilk? How long should I wait after having a drink before breastfeeding?

Find the answers to these and many more questions with our Feed Safe app, a handy and quick way to get trust-worthy information on breastfeeding and alcohol, right in your pocket.

Learn more about Feed Safe at and download the app for FREE from GooglePlay and the App Store.