Breastfeeding is natural but not necessarily easy!

Breastfeeding is a new skill for you and your baby, and like all new skills, it can take some time and practise to learn. It has many benefits for both you and your baby.

We respect your right to choose whether you breastfeed or not, but if you’re not sure, there are experts on hand who can help.

Lactation consultants are available for you on the Ashford Hospital Postnatal Ward to help get you started. The Ashford Hospital New Born support service is also available for when you leave hospital. Individual consultations are also available with the lactation consultants to support the establishment of breastfeeding. 

Home support

In addition to the wonderful support Ashford offers, an Adelaide Obstetrics & Fertility midwife will visit you in hospital after your delivery to arrange a follow-up lactation consultation. We also offer breastfeeding support to you once you have left Ashford as we have a qualified lactation consultant as a part of our midwife team.

Mum and Baby Clinic

Adelaide Obstetrics & Fertility now has a Mum and Baby Clinic headed by Dr Briony Andrew. This service is offered exclusively for Adelaide Obstetrics patients. To book an appointment phone our rooms on 08 8272 7755

Please call Adelaide Obstetrics & Fertility on 08 8272 7755 if you have any concerns or are feeling overwhelmed by breastfeeding as we always have midwives who can offer advice, our mum and baby clinic or our home support midwives available – you’re not alone.