Empowering & Supporting Kiwi Families
Establishing breastfeeding can be challenging. Our gentle lactation consultant can support you and your baby through the early weeks.
We have registered NICU nurses that are available from 8pm to 6am to help mum catch up on sleep.
We all need a little extra helping sometimes. Our team and friendly and professional, giving you some extra antenatal advice and support when you need it.
Donating your unwanted baby goods to charity is a great way to reduce, reuse and recycle! As well as bringing joy to those in need.
Qualified & Experienced
The team at Libby & Co is a collection of nurses, midwives, and lactation consultants. With over 25 years’ experience, and a huge passion for what we do, we’re ready to provide expert antenatal advice as well as breastfeeding support and advice. We work with the possums guidelines to ensure healthy parent-infant sleep.
Although breastfeeding may have it’s challenges during the establishment period, it can be one of the most important things you can do for the health of your baby. Not only that, but it can be a really beautiful bonding experience for both you and your bub.
Our intention is to help gently guide you, empowering you with the strategies you may need to successfully feed your baby. During your sessions with our lactation consultant, we cover areas such as:
- Harvesting colostrum before delivery
- The first feed and skin-to-skin contact
- How to get a good latch from the beginning
- How to avoid nipple damage
- Establishing & maintaining your milk supply
- Feeding positions
- What foods support breastfeeding
- What is mastitis and how to avoid it
- Understanding thrush
- Growth spurts and cluster feeding
- Expressing milk for your baby
Gentle Sleep Solutions
Teaching a baby how to find their sleep isn’t always a walk in the park! Regressions, cat naps, growth spurts and more can all impact the way your baby sleeps.
Our goal is to educate the entire family by creating a comprehensive, gentle sleep plan, which will never include extinction sleep training like cry-it-out or controlled crying.
Instead, we focus on gentle yet effective strategies to improve the wellbeing of your whole family.
Our consultants offer phone, group or in-home consultations to help with baby’s settling habits. We find spending a few hours with you in your environment is far and away the most effective means to implement positive change and help your baby find their sleep.
We cover topics such as:
- The sleep environment
- Sleeping in the first two weeks
- Feeding & sleeping guides for newborns
- Growth spurts
- Sleep regressions
- Coping with a crying baby
It’s okay to ask for help! If you are feeling overwhelmed by parenthood, let us take the pressure off by spending time with you and your baby in your home.
We can come for a morning, evening or overnight session. Supporting you and your family navigate the difficult early weeks.
This is a specially designed service which will help you with:
- Breastfeeding assistance
- Settling your baby
- Overnight babysitting
- Cotside assistance
- Weekend care for you baby
- Respite care
- Support after discharge from neonatal intensive care
Baby Go Round
We know there is already far too much waste in our world. Babies grow so quickly, often their things are still in fantastic condition but are simply too small or no longer needed.
Baby Go Round shares the love by helping people pay it forward, donating unwanted baby gear to families in need.
We work with families all over Auckland, using BabyGoRound to help parents share clothes and equipment they no longer need.
We collect the following items, and donate them for you:
- Newborn car seats
- Bassinets and cots
- Baby sheets
- Woolen blankets
- Newborn nappies
- Baby clothing
- Front-packs and wraps
Advice and Support for Families in New Zealand
We’re based in Auckland, New Zealand – but happy to travel (travel rates POA), otherwise we can easily provide advice via Skype, phone and email.