The Child and Family Health Service supports every mother's choice of how they feed their infant and welcomes all mother's who would like to contact us for feeding support.
The Child and Family Health Centres remain open. Some of our services will be delivered differently, but please be reassured that we are here to support you and your family, either by home visiting, clinic appointments or telephone consultations.
If you have chosen to breastfeed and you would like support please contact your local Child and Family Health Centre. The Child and Family Health Nurse will be able to provide you with individualised information and care. Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time, patience and practice for the mother and the baby to learn.
Infant feeding support is provided at the initial health home visit, at the Early Parenting Support Groups , through Telephone-Counselling and individual appointments at the Health Centre.
Priority appointments at the Child and Family Health Centre can be made to assist with infant feeding.
We can provide support on a number of breastfeeding and infant feeding issues including :
- Breast and nipple care
- Increasing your milk supply
- Management of mastitis
- Baby weight and health issues
- Breastfeeding and returning to work
The Australian Breastfeeding Association can be contacted on 1800686 2 686 or 1800 MUM 2 MUM for further support. www.breastfeeding.asn.au