There is no doubt that breastfeeding is ideal for babies. However, the early days are a learning period for both mum and baby. Having the right support can make the establishment of breastfeeding go far more smoothly. On this page we have pulled together lots of different types of support that you might find helpful.
The following organisations provide breastfeeding support
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
- Early Childhood Health Service
The Australia Breastfeeding Association offers breastfeeding education classes. Visit the ABA’s website to find out more.
A lactation consultant (IBCLC) may be able to help you resolve breastfeeding or lactation problems. They teach the art of breastfeeding and assist mothers to develop and improve their mothering skills and provide an ongoing support system for them both. To fi