The Breastfeeding Centre of WA

The Breastfeeding Centre of WA (BFC) provides breastfeeding information and support for families in Western Australia.

Appointments at the Breastfeeding Centre are available to mothers and babies who attended King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) for their pregnancy and birth.

Our team of lactation consultants provide breastfeeding information and support for families and health professionals via telephone counselling service and an outpatient service for mothers and babies who attend Women and Newborn Health Service for their pregnancy and birth.

 

Examples of the breastfeeding issues we can assist with include:

 

  • Positioning an attachment
  • Sore/damaged nipples
  • Attachment issues
  • Low supply
  • Engorgement, Blocked Ducts and Mastitis
  • Tongue Tie
  • A vulnerable baby
  • Induced lactation

 

What kind of help can I access?

Telephone Assistance

Lactation consultants can provide guidance to you over the phone to assist you in the first instance with you feeding concerns. The consultants will provide you with clinical advice, a feeding plan and an appointment if needed.

Outpatient Appointment

The BFC lactation consultants work with a mother and her aby along with their support people to manage breastfeeding challenges and develop breastfeeding skills.

Attending the centre enables a mother and her baby / babies to spend up to one and a half hours with the help of a lactation consultant to overcome breastfeeding difficulties. A support person is very welcome to attend the appointment.

Outpatient appointments are also available in Joondalup at the Community Midwifery Program rooms located on the outside of Joondalup Shopping Centre (west side) on Thursdays. Bookings can be made by calling the Breastfeeding Centre.

Telehealth Appointment

Lactation Consultants can provide Telehealth appointments to women who are out unable to attend the centre in person. Request a telehealth appointment by calling the centre.

Education

Inpatients at WNHS can attend a position and attachment (P&A) education session on the wards during their stay from Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Family Birth Centre and Community Midwifery Patients are able to attend the Family Birth Centre on Fridays at 10:45am for the same session.

Last Updated: 17/12/2021