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Information for the community – Updated guidelines from 27 July 2021
Acknowledgement
The Women's and Children's Hospital is located on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people, and we respect their spiritual relationship with their Country. We also acknowledge that the Kaurna people are the custodians of the Adelaide region, and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

At the WCH we offer free breastfeeding support to mothers who have birthed or are planning to birth with us. We are a key centre for the promotion of breastfeeding in South Australia, and we are accredited under the Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI).

The Women's and Children's Health Network supports breastfeeding and is a Baby Friendly accredited service.


The Women's and Children's Health Network is a key centre for the promotion of breastfeeding in South Australia, and we are accredited under the international Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI).

The BFHI aims to improve the nutrition of infants and young children through the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. At the Women's and Children's Health Network, women's informed choice of feeding is encouraged, supported, and respected.

Breastfeeding support at the WCH

At the Women's and Children's Hospital we offer free breastfeeding support to mothers who have birthed or are planning to birth with us.

Due to the current health climate, face to face Breastfeeding antenatal classes are on hold, but online breastfeeding sessions are available. This class is facilitated by a midwife/lactation consultant and focuses on the establishment of lactation during the early days and weeks. We also discuss normal newborn breastfeeding behaviours. Please email HealthWCHNParentEducation@sa.gov.au to express your interest in a class.

For women who have birthed or are birthing at another South Australian hospital, please contact your birthing hospital for more information about the breastfeeding support provided at each site.

Breastfeeding support throughout South Australia

The Women's and Children's Health Network also provide free breastfeeding support services at metropolitan and country locations throughout South Australia, through the Child and Family Health Service (part of the Women's and Children's Health Network). To find your nearest breastfeeding support clinic and to book a session, phone 1300 733 606. No referral is required for this service.

The Women's and Children's Health Network also provides additional free support at Torrens House for families with infants aged up to 12 months who require assistance with unresolved feeding, settling and sleeping issues. For more information about Torrens House, visit:

Contact

Email

Parent Education Team: Health.WCHNParentEducation@sa.gov.au

Phone

(08) 8161 7592

Location

1st Floor – Queen Victoria Building

Mailing Address

Women's Outpatients Department
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide
South Australia 5006