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Breastfeeding

Information, Education & Support

These resources cover a range of issues around establishing and continuing successful breastfeeding.

Australian Breastfeeding Associaion
The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) is an organisation of people interested in the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. Amongst these are breastfeeding women and their partners and health professionals such as doctors, lactation consultants and midwives.

College of Lactation Consultants Vic Inc
Find a Lactation Consultant in your area.

Pinky McKay
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Certified Infant Massage Instructor, Pinky McKay is a Melbourne based writer and editor specialising in health, education and family issues. She also works ‘hands on’ with parents, teaching infant massage and solving breastfeeding problems, with many clients being referred to her by health professionals such as GPs and MCH nurses.

Lactamap
This website is inteneded for doctors to utilise within their professional practice to provide lactation support for mothers and their term infants from birth to 2 years of age.  Members of the public in need of assistance with lactaction should contact an appropriate healthcare professional.

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) runs the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 686 268.

The Breastfeeding Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

It is staffed by trained, volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system in their own homes.

Your Baby Knows How To Latch On

This ‘Breastfeeding Technique’ video is one of many informative tutorials available on youtube. Birthready encourage new mothers to explore the wealth of information available in the public domain to assist you in your breastfeeding journey.

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