Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Support

While breastfeeding is natural, it is also a learned skill and there are many reasons why the road can be hard. It’s common to need extra help especially in those early days and weeks.  

At Swan Hill District Health we provide a Breastfeeding Support Service. Our experienced midwives (including a qualified Lactation Consultant) are here to support you on your breastfeeding journey. 
Centre based or home visit appointments are available.

Contact Health Promotion for more information or to make an appointment.

Other breastfeeding support:

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association  
    1800 686 268 or www.breastfeeding.asn.au
    Local counsellor Kristin Parker 0417 355 329 or twistwithyou@yahoo.com
  • Midwifery Unit, Swan Hill District Health 
    5033 9269 (support up to 6 weeks of age)
  • Maternal & Child Health 
    Swan Hill 5032 0300 
    24 hour telephone service 13 22 29
  • Mallee District Aboriginal Service
    (including Koori Maternity Service and Maternal and Child Health) 
    Swan Hill 5032 8600

Breastfeeding friendly locations 

For an up to date listing of local venues registered with the Breastfeeding Welcome Here Program or to explore other locations visit the Australian Breastfeeding Association website