Understanding Your Baby Group
You are invited to attend an online Understanding Your Baby information session. Understanding Your Baby sessions provide information on infant behaviour, development and cue-based care to support feeding, play, sleep and settling. These sessions are for families with babies 0-3 months old and 4-8 months old.
You can view this video at home, at a time suitable for you and your family.
Recorded presentations can be accessed using the links and access codes below:
It is best viewed on a laptop, desktop, or iPad/tablet.
Subtitles can be turned on or off. If you click on the full screen icon on the bottom right of the screen, then you can click the “CC” icon (the closed caption) to turn off the subtitles.
You can also call the Early Pregnancy and Parenting Support line on 5124 1775 to speak to a MACH nurse about any concerns you may have with feeding, growth and development or settling concerns.
Leave a voicemail with your name, best contact number and reason for your call and a health professional will call you back within one business day. An appointment will be made for you to have a telephone or Telehealth consultation with an experienced MACH nurse.
Breastfeeding support is available from various services within Canberra Health Services and the ACT community.
We also offer face to face booked consultations for breastfeeding support in the child health clinic, at home or via Telehealth. To book an appointment call the Early Pregnancy and Parenting support line on 02 5124 1775. For other appointments please call Central Health Intake on 02 5124 9977 from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 3:30pm on Wednesdays.
You can also speak to your GP about any questions or concerns you may have about breastfeeding.
Telephone breastfeeding support for families
There are many support services available over the phone to give you information and advice about breastfeeding:
- Early Pregnancy and Parenting Support line
The Early Pregnancy and Parenting Support phone line has been established to support families with early pregnancy, child health and development, breastfeeding and maternal emotional wellbeing concerns.
Call 5124 1775 anytime and leave a voicemail with your name, best contact number and reason for your call and a health professional will return your call.
- Australian Breastfeeding Association
The Australian Breastfeeding Association runs the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 mum to mum (1800 686 268) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This service is staffed by trained volunteer counsellors who answer calls on a roster system in their own home.
- Pregnancy, Birth and Baby (operated by HealthDirect Australia)
Supporting parents on the journey from pregnancy to preschool.
Speak to a Maternal and Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance on pregnancy, birth, being a parent and raising a child.
1800 882 436
Available 7am to midnight, 7 days a week (including public holidays)
For support and information with medications while breastfeeding call 1800 647 848.
For more information visit our Breastfeeding webpage or refer to your maternity record or your baby’s ACT Personal Health Record (blue book) for more information on what other supports are available to you.