Breastfeeding information and support


Who we are

Child & Family Health Nurses (CFHN) provide breastfeeding information and support from birth to 5 years in a variety of settings. We offer one on one breastfeeding information and support to families and run regular breastfeeding information sessions across the District.

ISLHD is committed to the Baby Friendly Health Initiative. Its purpose is to protect promote and support breastfeeding for every breastfeeding women across the district so that every baby gets the best start in life (Baby Friendly Health Initiative World Health Organisation and Unicef).

Women can access breastfeeding information and support antenatally and at any point along their breastfeeding journey.

What we do                                                                                                

We can help you based on you and your child’s needs. You can choose a one on one consultation or join an information session.

No referral necessary for CFHN appointments or information sessions. Please bring your child's ‘Blue Book’ (My personal health record) to your appointment.

How to get help

For information sessions see:

Breastfeeding Support Groups 

Find your nearest Child and Family Health Centres in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Feeding in an emergency - Preparing to evacuate with a baby or young child



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Contact Information

Find your nearest Child and Family Centre using the link below.

Child and Family Health services are open 8:30am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

To find Child & Family Centres across the Illawarra and Shoalhaven Health district click here.

To access a Breastfeeding information session email: and put Breastfeeding and your suburb in subject line.

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