Breastfeeding

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A breastfeeding support service for Glen Eira families

This service is available free of charge and is staffed by a qualified lactation consultant.

The lactation consultant can provide individualised advice and support on breastfeeding issues including: low supply; positioning and attachment; engorgement; fussy feeders; nipple damage and a range of other topics.

Drop-in session:

Every Tuesday (except public holidays)

Time: 1.30pm–4pm

Where: McKinnon Maternal and Child Health Centre, 186 McKinnon Road, McKinnon.

Telephone and home consultations are available by appointment only. Please contact your maternal and child health nurse or 0459 168 542 for a referral.  

Breastfeeding

The DVD Breastfeeding is a family affair is available from your maternal and child health nurse. The DVD provides practical strategies to help family and friends support a breastfeeding mother.

Practical tips to support breastfeeding mothers

The DVD profiles two families and two health professionals discussing the importance of the family’s support and strategies they can use.

Research shows that mothers who are well supported by their partner and family are more likely to successfully initiate and maintain breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding is a family affair has been produced by the Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston City Councils’ Maternal and Child Health Services, together with Sandringham Hospital Maternity Services, in order to help increase breastfeeding rates.