Breastfeeding support services in Canberra

The Australian Breastfeeding Association

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) helps Australian women gain the skills and confidence to successfully breastfeed their baby and to help them overcome any challenges they may experience through their Breastfeeding Education Classes, National Breastfeeding Helpline (1800 686 268) and email counselling services, local support groups and breast pump hire and support.

 


Community Health Intake

Community Health Intake provides a single point of entry to ACT Health services for clients, health professionals and community health services. It is the main contact number for MACH Nurses and services.

For enquiries and appointments please call Community Health Intake on 02 6207 9977


Maternal and Child Health (MACH) Nursing Clinics

MACH Nursing Clinics provide information on baby and child health and development, breastfeeding, nutrition and feeding, sleep issues, parenting, child safety, behavioural issues and perinatal mental health.

Appointments can be made through the Community Health Intake between 8am and 5pm on 02 6207 9977


Early Days Groups

Early Days Groups are a Maternal and Child Health (MACH) nurse facilitated session for parents of infants up to 3 months of age who are experiencing difficulties with feeding and/or settling their baby. Groups run every day of the week at various locations across the ACT.

No appointment is required to access this service.


MACH Drop-In Clinics

Drop-In Clinics are available for short consultations and referrals with a MACH nurse.

No appointment required.


ACT Health Walk in Centres

ACT Health Walk in Centres in Belconnen and Tuggeranong are now able to treat women who present with symptoms of lactation related mastitis between 7:30am to 10pm. This offers women an option out of hours, including weekends or when they cannot get an appointment to see a GP.


Centenary Hospital for Women and Children

Centenary Hospital for Women and Children employs a Lactation Consultant who can be accessed by women planning on birthing at the hospital. You may be referred to the Lactation Consultant antenatally and/or postnatally. The hospital also offers antenatal breastfeeding education classes.

The hospital lactation consultant performs tongue tie assessments and works with specialists in the tongue tie clinic.

The Centenary Hospital for Women and Children is a Baby Friendly Healthcare Initiative facility.


Calvary Public Hospital Bruce

Calvary Pubic Hospital employ Lactation Consultants who are available to women planning on birthing at the hospital by referral from a midwife. The hospital also offers breastfeeding education classes for women birthing at the hospital.

Calvary Public Hospital is a Baby Friendly Healthcare Initiative facility.


Calvary Private Hospital

Calvary Private Hospital employ Lactation Consultants who are available to women planning on birthing at the hospital. After the birth of your baby midwives offer breastfeeding support and all mothers have access to a one on one consultation with a qualified Lactation Consultant if necessary.

The hospital also offers breastfeeding education classes for women birthing at the hospital.


Calvary John James Private Hospital

Calvary John James Private Hospital employ Lactation Consultants who are available to women planning on birthing at the hospital. After the birth of your baby midwives offer breastfeeding support and all mothers have access to a one on one consultation with a qualified Lactation Consultant if necessary.

The hospital also offers breastfeeding education classes for women birthing at the hospital.


Queanbeyan District Health Service

Queanbeyan District Health Service offers specific antenatal breastfeeding education classes for women birthing at the hospital.

Queanbeyan District Health Service is a Baby Friendly Healthcare Initiative facility.


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