Breastfeeding support services in Canberra
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 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
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 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.
Drop-In Clinics are available for short consultations and referrals with a MACH nurse.
No appointment required.
ACT Health Walk in Centres in Belconnen, Dickson, Gungahlin, Weston Creek 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 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 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 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 offers specific antenatal breastfeeding education classes for women birthing at the hospital.
Queanbeyan District Health Service is a Baby Friendly Healthcare Initiative facility.
Breastfeeding Help – Private Lactation Consultant
Anne Endres has been a Midwife for over 20 years and has worked in Germany, New Zealand and Australia in many settings. Anne is a IBCLC Lactation Consultant and is very passionate about helping women with their Breastfeeding goals and challenges. Anne supports women in ACT and surrounding NSW communities.
Breastfeeding Help also offer Spectra Breast Pumps for hire.
For more information please contact Anne Endres 0423109559
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