Heather Cotter

Heather Cotter is a Breastfeeding Education Specialist and has been training health professionals and community workers in breastfeeding education for over 10 years. Heather was accredited as a La Leche League Leader in 2004, serving a three year term on the LLL National Board and believes passionately in mother-to-mother support. As a National Training Coordinator of the La Leche League Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor Programme, she has travelled throughout New Zealand facilitating this programme. She is committed to protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding and has held a number of breastfeeding education and advisory contracts for District Health Boards and Regional Public Health. She was instrumental in setting up and coordinating various breastfeeding networks and is still an active member of these networks.

Prior to having children, Heather worked in the education sector lecturing in Early Childhood Education at Victoria University. She lives in Lower Hutt and is married with two gorgeous teenagers.