Here at SHDH we are dedicated to the women and babies in our region. We want you to know, we are on your team and we are very proud to have chosen to work towards achieving Baby Friendly Health Initiative (BFHI) accreditation. The BFHI is a global effort by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to implement practices that protect, promote and support breastfeeding. It’s key role is to ensure all parents receive information and support about feeding and caring for their babies to help them make informed decisions. All choices are supported; infant health and a positive experience for all mothers is our focus.
Visit https://bfhi.org.au/ for more information about the BFHI.
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.
Recently local families and individuals provided some insights into breastfeeding experiences and community needs. We would like to thank all those who contributed to the study, outcomes are below.
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
Visit our new local Early Years Online Hub for up to date and relevant information for parents, carers and service providers in the Swan Hill Local Government Area, go to: www.earlyyearsonlinehub.org.au