If you choose to breastfeed your baby, rest assured that our midwives are here to support you and your baby learn this new skill. If you need additional support, then one of our highly skilled lactation consultants will be able to help with a personal consultation.
They can help with issues including:
- Understanding baby cues
- Positioning and attachment
- Over or under supply
- Feeding twins
Our Lactation Consultants are here to support and assist your breastfeeding journey.
For Epworth Maternity patients, your first clinic appointment is complimentary. Non-Epworth families will be charged a fee. Find more information in the booking portal below.
To make an appointment with our Breastfeeding Clinic, please use the booking button below.
Description and fees
Appointment with an IBCLC certified lactation consultant.
First appointments are 60 minutes in duration, subsequent appointments are 45 minutes in duration.
Please note: the length of the booking will always appear as 60 minutes.
Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your booked appointment time, allowing adequate time for parking and lift access. Late arrivals will have a shorter appointment length.
If you have cold or flu like symptoms, or have tested positive to Covid-19 in the last 7 days, please reschedule or arrange for a telehealth appointment. Call 9418 8310 or email [email protected]
How to find us
Please come to Suite 207 on Level 2, 320 Victoria Parade East Melbourne.
When you exit the central lift on level 2, turn immediately right to the consulting suites.
What to bring
Bring along your baby, nappy bag, your baby's green book (Health & Development record) and anything else you require for feeding.
The Breastfeeding Clinic does not operate over weekends, after hours or on public holidays.
There is no item number for breastfeeding clinic appointments. Our midwives and lactation consultants practice under the Epworth hospital provider number.
Health Fund Rebates
There is no item number for breastfeeding clinic appointments. Our midwives IBCLC's practice under the Epworth hospital provider number. As we do not deal directly with health funds, please contact your health fund to confirm if you are eligible for reimbursement.
Refunds are available if your cancellation is received 72 hours prior to your booked appointment time.
HCF Health Insurance
*** Appointments for Epworth HCF patients are provided at no charge from 0-3 months of your baby's age. Fees apply for appointments after 3 months of age.
Planning for your pregnancy
Trimester 1 - Starting well
- Am I pregnant?
- Ask an Epworth Midwife
- Your due date
- Feeling queasy
- Taking care of you in trimester 1
Trimester 2 - Midway check-in
- Your second trimester
- Monitoring your pregnancy
- Baby movement
- Dealing with aches and pains
- Staying active during pregnancy
- Taking care of you in trimester 2
Trimester 3 - The big day
- What to pack in your hospital bag
- Your birth plan
- Your support team
- Getting ready to come to hospital
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