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.
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.
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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Sharing birth and life stories of parenthood
Birthready helps facitliate an evening of open discussion and peer sharing and learning for expectant and new parents, (women and men). In a friendly environment we support each other to share our birth and life stories, questions, ideas, wisdom and resources. We troubleshoot our challenges by hearing each others perspecives and explore ways to manage our challenges. This is a facilitated process that uses group discussion, movies, handouts, hands on practices and what ever comes up in the group to explore how we can be happier, healthier human beings during the pregnancy to early parenting time.
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm First Thursday of each month
Place: Birthready Ringwood
Bring: A plate of supper to share (Optional)
RSVP: Please book your place to confirm (I may need to reschedule if called to a birth)
Please invite others that may be interested
Cost: $20 per person