​​

 Introduction

Child and Family Health supports every mother's choice of how they feed their infant and welcomes all mothers who wish to contact us.

If you have chosen to breastfeed and you would like support, contact your local Child and Family Health Centre, as every centre offers breastfeeding support and guidance.

The Child and Family Health Nurse at your local centre will be able to help you with your breastfeeding, providing you with individualised information and care. ​

 

CYF_BF.jpg

Breastfeeding a newborn

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding an 18 month child         

Every Child and Family Health Centre has breastfeeding support that you are able to drop into without an appointment.  

Babies cannot always feed from your breast and you may chose to bottle-feed your baby expressed breast milk (EBM). This will keep up your breast milk supply and also give your baby the benefits of breastmilk. Bottle-feeding is also a great way to bond with your baby by cuddling, talking and looking into your baby's eyes.   

For breastfeeding support days and times in your local area, please see the information below.