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Infant Feeding Support

Our Infant Feeding Support Service is staffed by a qualified Lactation Consultant who is also experienced in bottle feeding and all areas of child nutrition.

  • What we do

    At the Infant Feeding Support Service we can help you meet your breastfeeding goals.  The infant feeding support service offers specialised assessment and support for pregnant and breastfeeding women.   The service is run by an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant.  The service is free of charge and you can access the service as often as you need to.  We can also assist with issues you might face in bottle feeding your baby as well.

  • Who does this clinic care for

    Pregnant women wishing to have antenatal or postnatal education. Anyone have difficulty feeding their baby, breastfeeding or bottle feeding.

  • What to expect

    At South West Healthcare we recognise that breastfeeding is the optimal way to feed your baby, but mothers needs support and help to do so. At the Infant feeding support service we offer face to face appointments in your home or at our clinic. Partners and family members are also welcome.

    Our services include:

    • Previous breast surgery
    • Previous difficulties with breastfeeding
    • Medications and breastfeeding
    • Multiple pregnancy
    • Baby with a cleft lip and/or palate or other medical issues
    • Diabetes and breastfeeding
    • Anything else which might cause breastfeeding challenges
    • Positioning and attachment
    • Establishing your milk supply, concerns about milk supply
    • Concerns about baby’s weight
    • Expressing and storing breast milk
    • Working and breastfeeding
    • Medications and breastfeeding
    • Feeding support for mothers with preterm or unwell babies
    • Feeding support for twins or triplets
    • Baby with cleft lip and/or palate or other medical issues
    • Sore nipples, blocked ducts and mastitis
    • Breast and nipple thrush
    • Tongue-tie assessment
    • Support if you or your baby are admitted to hospital for any reason
    • Returning to work with a breastfed baby
    • Weaning.
  • How do I access this service

    To make an appointment, please call Women’s Health Service 5564 4363 or email ifss@swh.net.au

    Phone hours of operation:  9:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday.

Health professional information

  • Who does clinic care for

    Any pregnant women wishing to have antenatal or postnatal education. Anyone having difficulty feeding their baby, breastfeeding or bottle feeding. This includes unsettled babies, poor weight gain, colic, reflux & crying, mastitis & nipple issues.

  • How do I prepare my patient for an appointment

    When discussing infant feeding with a patient, educate them on the IFSS and how they can self-refer at anytime.

Page last updated: 17 May 2022

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