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Breastfeeding Drop In Clinics
The Breastfeeding Drop In Clinic at your local Early Childhood Centre enables mothers to have a personalised consultation with a Lactation Consultant. It provides the mother with the opportunity of discussing any questions about infant feeding, breastfeeding, sleep patterns and settling techniques, or any other aspects of parenting.
Early Childhood Health Centres are staffed by health professionals (including registered nurses) who specialise in child and family health.
Your child and family health nurse can give assistance with caring for babies and
young children, including information on breastfeeding, coping with sleeping and crying, your baby’s growth and development, immunisation, safety, playing with your baby or toddler and your own wellbeing.
Early Childhood Health Centres, operated by New South Wales (NSW) Health,
provide a very valuable free service for new parents. Centres, located
throughout the region, offer:
- an initial health check before your child is 6 weeks old at your home or the clinic
- regular appointments at your chosen centre
- courses in parenting
- details on free council childhood immunisation clinics
- details on specialist services for when you need some extra help and advice over the telephone
- new parent groups
All these services are offered free of charge to New South Wales residents.
Breastfeeding Drop In Clinic Days
Mondays: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Harbord Early Childhood Centre
29 Lawrence Street, Freshwater NSW 2096
Ph: 9905 2435
Tuesdays: 9.30am – 11.30am
Narrabeen Early Childhood Centre
1393 Pittwater Road, Narrabeen NSW 2101
Ph: 9913 8870
Wednesdays: 9.30am – 11.30am
Frenchs Forest Early Childhood Centre
Forestway Shopping Centre (under Yo Yo’s Youth Centre)
Ph: 9451 7949
Mondays and Thursdays: 9.30am – 11.30am
Mona Vale Early Childhood Centre
Level 2, Coronation Street, Mona Vale Hospital, Mona Vale, NSW 2103
Ph: 9951 0321
Fridays: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Balgowlah Early Childhood Centre
5/470 Sydney Road, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Ph: 9948 8061
Other Early Childhood services which you may be interested in are:
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
Providing up to date information and support on breastfeeding and mothering to pregnant women and mother of babies and young children. Phone 1800 686686 open 24 hours.
- Australian Multiple Birth Association (Northern Beaches)
A self help group offering information, support and the opportunity to share experiences on the care and raising of multiple birth children. Based at the Cromer Community Centre, Fisher Road North, Cromer NSW.
Phone 9981 7231.
- Dalwood (Manly Warringah Family Care Centre)
Assistance with regard to mothercraft issues, emotional, pyschological and family issues following the birth of a new baby.
21 Dalwood Avenue, Seaforth. Phone 9951 0321.
- SIDS and KIDS NSW
24 hour a day bereavement support to families who suffer a sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child.
Support groups for families and friends with professional and peer support. Phone 1300 308 307.
Parent craft information and counselling, postnatal depression support, feeding, sleeping and settling problems.
Phone 9794 2300.
- Tresillian Parents Hotline
Parentcraft information and counselling, feeding, sleeping or settling problems.
2 Second Avenue, Willougby.
Phone 1800 637 357.
- Pregnancy Help
Care for women and girls both during and after pregnancy, women with children up to the age 2 years and single fathers caring for children. 2 Alfred Street, Brookvale. Phone 9905 1974.
- Young Pregnant Women and Mother’s Support Service
Assists young mothers throughout their pregnancy and into early motherhood.
Provides support with housing, parenting, relationship and family issues.
Based in Dee Why. Phone 9981 6413.