Breastfeeding support services
Goulburn Valley Health Breastfeeding Support Service
Goulburn Valley Health provides a breastfeeding support service for women. The service offers mothers support and advice relating to breastfeeding of their baby and settling techniques.
Staffed by qualified lactation consultants and in a friendly and caring environment, mothers spend the day in a comfortable environment receiving support and reassurance during their breastfeeding journey.
GVH Breastfeeding Support Service
20 Monash Street, Shepparton
Phone: (03) 5831 1370
Goulburn Valley Health Breastfeeding SMS Service
If you are thinking of breastfeeding, GV Health is able to provide an SMS service to help support you. You can receive free text messages during the first 8 weeks to help support you through breastfeeding.
If you would like to get these text messages, please visit the GV Health website.
Australian Breastfeeding Association
The Shepparton Group for the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) offers counselling, community education, electric breast pump hire and breastfeeding resources for loan. For more information about the group email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their Facebook page.
The Australian Breastfeeding Association also offers a 24 hour Breastfeeding Support Helpline on 1800 686 2 686.
Maternal and Child Health
Council's Maternal and Child Health service can also provide breastfeeding advice and support.
FamilyCare Parent Child Program
The FamilyCare Parent Child Program is a free service to help parents with children from newborn to 4 years old. The service offers assistance with feeding, sleep and behaviour management. Staff can work with you in your home or in one of FamilyCare's Parent-Child Day-Stay venues.
Council has developed a mobile website for breastfeeding friendly locations within the municipality. View the news release. These locations display the Australian Breastfeeding Association ‘Breastfeeding Welcome Here’ stickers.
Parents out-and-about can now find nearby breastfeeding friendly locations by simply visiting the website on their smartphone or tablet, and saving the website into their favourites for future use.
- Best Start Breastfeeding-friendly Locations Website
This website allows parents to search for breastfeeding-friendly locations by the GPS on their mobile device or by manually entering an address.
A hard-copy list of locations that are recognised as breastfeeding friendly locations is also available from Council's offices at 90 Welsford Street Shepparton, from your Maternal and Child Health Nurse, or by calling 03 5832 9700.
Parents Room - Fraser St Shepparton
Located under the Telstra Tower; our parents facility provides a clean, air conditioned environment to feed and change your child. This facility includes two secure feeding areas where older children can play, as well as change area and toilet.
The key to this facility can be collected from Gloria Jeans, Nando's and Madisons during their business hours.
Breastfeeding in the workplace
Information for mothers:
Information for mothers who are interested in breastfeeding while returning to work or study.
Information for employers:
Benefits of breastfeeding
For information in relation to why breastfeeding is so good for babies and their parents, and the benefits of breastfeeding, please visit our Benefits of Breastfeeding page.
For more information about the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as the answers to most of your breastfeeding questions, please visit the Australian Breastfeeding Association website.