Supporters – Big Latch On 2023

We know breastfeeding takes a village and we simply couldn’t run the Big Latch On without the generous help from our supporters. Each of our amazing supporters have kindly donated goods or services to go into the 2023 Big Latch On prize pool. Below you can find out more about our supporters, their mahi, and the great prizes up for grabs.

As a Big Latch On participant, there are a number of ways to be in to win – simply registering for an event puts you into the prize draw and keep an eye on the Big Latch On Facebook page for spot prizes before and during the event on 14th – 16th April 2023.

Thank you again to the Big Latch On 2023 Supporters!

DNA Keepsake Jewellery

Keepsake jewellery is a timeless way to preserve memories and keep loved ones close. DNA keepsakes is dedicated to creating high-quality, handcrafted pieces that allow you to cherish those special moments forever. Whether it’s a piece of jewellery or you prefer just something to hold, you can include a small amount of ashes, a drop of that precious liquid gold – breastmilk or formula, that first hair cut curl or that umbilical cord stump tucked away in a drawer.

Every piece is designed with care and precision to ensure that it will be treasured for years to come. From the selection of materials to the finished product, we take pride in every step of the process to bring you not only the best in keepsake jewellery, but also offer you something to hold too. With our attention to detail and passion for craftsmanship, we’re confident that you’ll find the perfect piece to hold onto your cherished memories. 

The best part about memories, is making them.

Prize: 2x $100 vouchers to spend on any DNA Keepsake jewellery

Hot Milk Maternity & Nursing

Hotmilk launched over fifteen years ago, when our founder, Lisa Ebbing wasn’t prepared to give up wearing beautiful lingerie just because she was about to become a mother. She wanted to create a brand that empowered her to have self-confidence as her body shape changed. Drawing on her experience and her newfound respect for the strength of a woman’s body, she decided to create products that defied the norm and pushed the boundaries of maternity and nursing wear.

Today, Hotmilk is world-renowned for developing forward-thinking premium products for the everchanging female body. Based in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Hotmilk proudly employs women from all over the world to help carry out this vision.

Made mindfully, Hotmilk continuously develops and deepens our focus on the environment and actively embraces inclusivity and diversity.

Prize: 3x stunning lingerie sets – perfect for any breastfeeding mama

Addison Clothing

Addison came about from owner, Hayley’s, struggles to find stylish, practical, functional and affordable clothing while pregnant and breastfeeding. Even now as Hayley’s boys are grow older, it is still difficult to find designs that are flattering and easy to wear which fit in with her lifestyle. Every piece of clothing Hayley designs has mums like you and me in mind. It needs to be easy to throw on, make you feel good and be washed and worn over and over. 

From experience, Hayley knows that breastfeeding (especially in public!) isn’t always an easy task. Addison’s range of breastfeeding clothing allows mums to be able to breastfeed anytime and anywhere with confidence. The journey of motherhood is such an amazing yet hectic one and clothing needs to reflect and support this. I love helping mums to feel confident in what they wear.

Addison is for the modern mum.

Prize: 1x $50 voucher to spend on any Addison Clothing

Health Basics

Health Basics is filled with hydrating, nourishing ingredients to care for you and your family’s skin. Whether you need an uplifting morning start, or a gentle moisturising Body Wash to care for your little one’s skin, Health Basics has the one for you. Our collection of Skin and Body Care essentials will brighten your day and delight your senses. With over 30 years of experience, Health Basics has been proudly made in New Zealand since 1990.

Health Basics is proud to support the Big Latch. Our Hydralock KIDS Gentle Daily Wash is a deeply soothing dermatologically tested body wash, developed specially for gentle cleansing of dry and sensitive skin. Suitable for daily use on body and face. Clinically proven to strengthen the skin’s barrier function and maintain hydration levels. PH Balanced and free from Soap, Colour, Fragrances, Sulfates, Parabens, Lanolin & Propylene Glycol.

Prize: 6x Hydralock gift packs – including KIDS Gentle Daily Wash, Skin Lotion and Intense Creme

Little Reef and Friends

At Little Reef and Friends, we are inspired by our children and their little friends for the love of all things fun, their love for nature and beautiful objects that spark their imaginations.

Our offerings are carefully selected pieces with a focus on quality, aesthetically pleasing and ethical eco-friendly products. Our aim is to offer items from small local makers to well-loved iconic brands.

Prize: 1x $100 voucher and 1x $50 voucher to spend at the Little Reef and Friends store

The Sleep Store

Since 2006 The Sleep Store has been helping Kiwi families find the best baby and new parent sleep solutions, products and free expert advice. Based in West Auckland the Sleep Store was one of the first retailers to adopt the Living Wage. Over time The Sleep Store team has grown but it still remains a family business, proudly owned and run by Louise and Matt.

17 Years on and The Sleep Store is proud to have been voted the Best Online Baby Store and Best Online Retailer in the latest OHbaby! awards. Parents love the amazing customer service, fast delivery and huge selection of trusted brands. New parents and customers can also access their free library of sleep articles and online baby and sleep support groups which are moderated by their Sleep Coaches.

The Sleep Store proudly promotes safe sleep practices, babywearing and supports many local charities and initiatives, as well as being certified by Toitu under their Carbonzero program.

If you are pregnant or new parent make sure to visit today. Check out their wide range, sign up to get their welcome coupon code and explore their free baby sleep advice pages and helpful Gift Registry service.

Prize: 1x Boba wrap – perfect for babywearing from birth to 16kg

MAMA Maternity

MAMA Maternity (Mothers and Midwives Associated) is a dedicated Maternity Centre based in Sandringham, Central Auckland.

The mothers and midwives who formed MAMA Maternity have established a comfortable, and welcoming environment for pregnant women, new mothers and their families where they can access a range of services that contribute to a healthy and happy childbearing experience.

There are now over 20 midwives providing Lead Maternity Carer services to women in the Central Auckland suburbs based at MAMA Inc. Women come to MAMA Inc for their pregnancy check-ups with their chosen midwife. MAMA is also home to childbirth educators offering Birth and Parenting Preparation classes including hypnobirthing and a variety of qualified and experienced complementary health care practitioners offering acupuncture, osteopathy, naturopathy and massage to women and their whanau. MAMA hires out seminar rooms to teachers of pregnancy and postnatal yoga, baby massage and First Aid for children and provides meeting space for groups like La Leche League and the Auckland Homebirth Community.

Essential to MAMA’s survival is the online Baby Supplies Shop selling a carefully curated stock inventory of quality, reasonably priced baby supplies. MAMA receives no public funding so proceeds from shop sales help us to pay our rent the other costs associated with keeping this maternity facility for Auckland midwives, mothers, fathers and their babies up and running.

Prize: 1x Nature’s Sway Pouch Pack