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).
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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:
Parent Education Team: Health.WCHNParentEducation@sa.gov.au
(08) 8161 7592
1st Floor – Queen Victoria Building
Women's Outpatients Department
Women's and Children's Hospital
72 King William Road
South Australia 5006