This pinned thread is to let you know about the Breastfeeding Resources available on Essential Baby and information on how to seek breastfeeding assistance and support from the Australian Breastfeeding Association and from Lactation Consultants (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants).
Included are resources concerned with the use of Medications during breastfeeding.
Essential Baby's resources on Breastfeeding:
EB Breastfeeding Articles
Medications and Breastfeeding-
This link gives contact details for Drug Information Services in all Australian States and Territories which provide advice regarding prescription medications and breastfeeding.
Australian Breastfeeding Association
The Australian Breastfeeding Association Website is here.
Their Breastfeeding telephone and email counselling contact information is here.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association also have a Breastfeeding Information page located here. Some of the topics covered include:
~ Importance of Breastfeeding
~ Breastfeeding ABC
~ General Breastfeeding & Parenting
~ Weaning & introducing solids
~ When Breastfeeding does not work
~ Birth & Pregnancy
~ Special Situations
~ Returning to the Paid workforce/Leaving baby with a carer
Finding a Lactation Consultant
Lactation Consultants work in a variety of settings.
They are health professionals whose important roles are offering breastfeeding assistance and education.
They may offer individual consultation for a myriad of breastfeeding problems, provide antenatal breastfeeding classes, post-birth support groups and assistance with breastfeeding products (eg, breast pumps, nipple shields, supplemental nursing systems/supply lines).
They are often employed at Maternity Hospitals or at local Councils and Maternal Child Health Centres (different titles in different states of Australia).
There are also many Lactation Consultants working in Private Practice.
The links below are to Australian and International IBCLC professional organisations that have lists of their members working in private practice.
Lactation Consultants Australia and New Zealand (LCANZ)
International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
All members are listed, look for those members who are listed as being in Private Practice.
Edited by lucky 2, 29 July 2016 - 11:01 AM.
addition of medication resources 16/12/2011