It’s World Breastfeeding Week, and this year’s theme is ‘support breastfeeding for a healthier planet’. The WHO and UNICEF are calling on governments to protect and promote women’s access to skilled breastfeeding counselling, a critical component of breastfeeding support.
Here in Victoria breastfeeding mothers can seek support from their maternal and child health nurse, GP or midwife, maternity hospital breastfeeding ‘day stay’ units, lactation consultants, early parenting centres and the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
Help is available by phone 24/7 through:
• Breastfeeding Helpline (1800 686 268)
• Maternal and Child Health Line (13 22 29).
Learn more about breastfeeding and available supports: