Update: coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
We’re excited to announce that from Monday 15 June, our Maternal and Child Health service will go back to providing face to face breastfeeding support every Wednesday to families via an appointment system at our Coburg Maternal and Child Health Centre.
You can book your one on one appointment with our team via our booking line on 9240 1111 and by selecting option 2. Where possible we request for only the mother and child to attend.
All appointments need to be made via the booking line as we’re not taking any drop-ins at the moment due to Covid-19.
For more information, see www.moreland.vic.gov.au/community-health/children-and-families/mchs/reopening-information/
Support from your Maternal and Child Health Nurse
Moreland Maternal and Child Health Service offers free support and information to parents about breastfeeding and formula feeding.
After the birth of your baby, a Maternal and Child Health Nurse will visit your home. This is an opportunity for the nurse to help you with breastfeeding.
All Maternal and Child Health Nurses have experience in providing advice and support with breast and formula feeding. Some of our nurses have also completed International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) training.
If you need further assistance after your home visit, you can
- phone your nurse,
- make an appointment with your Maternal and Child Health nurse or
- attend a breastfeeding clinic.
Every Wednesday, 9 am - 3.30 pm
Maternal and Child Health Centre, 1 Wardens Walk, Coburg
This session offers more time to educate you and provide you with information and assistance in a small group session.
No appointment is necessary.
The nurse or lactation consultant can provide support and information with your immediate issues and then help you develop a plan of action.
Moreland Maternal and Child Health Service welcomes your feedback about our services. Call the coordinator on 9240 2212.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association has more information, including a help line and online forums.