Sunshine Hospital is committed to promoting, protecting and supporting breastfeeding. The hospital is currently accredited as a Baby Friendly Health Initiative facility and follows the World Health Organization’s "10 Steps to Successful Breastfeeding". For further information see 'Related Links' on this page.
Our Breastfeeding Support Service is offered to women birthing with Western Health and is staffed by qualified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC). The service provides additional support to women who have had previous difficulties with breastfeeding or experienced breastfeeding challenges while in hospital. We are also able to make referrals for you to breastfeeding support services within local communities.
During pregnancy women receiving midwife care will be provided breastfeeding information by their midwife and have opportunity to discuss specific concerns with a lactation consultant.
Women receiving medical care during pregnancy have opportunity in the middle of their pregnancy to attend a breastfeeding class with a lactation consultant. Family or friends are also welcome at these classes. You can book a breastfeeding class at clinic reception or phone 8345 1727.
Phone (03) 8345 0043