The Breastfeeding Centre of WA

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

Appointments at the Breastfeeding Centre are available to all public patients regardless of where they gave birth.

Our team of Lactation Consultants IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants) provide breastfeeding information and support for families and health professionals via a helpline (08) 6458 1844.

Outpatient appointments are face to face at the Breastfeeding Centre, via Telehealth or telephone for public patients across the state. Call (08) 6458 1844 to make an appointment or leave us a message and we will get back to you within 24hrs.

 

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 baby 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

The Breastfeeding Centre runs a Prepare for Breastfeeding class, a Positioning and Attachment class, and a Workshop for women with diabetes - Hand expressing for a vulnerable baby online with Lactation Consultants IBCLC (International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants). Dates and times are available at the links below. These classes are open to public patients across the state.

Last Updated: 13/05/2024