Breastfeeding is a healthy option for infants and children and is a learnt skill. Greater Shepparton is striving to be a Breastfeeding friendly city - where women can find the support they need to successfully breastfeed and find comfortable places to breastfeed, a place where professionals come to participate in high quality breastfeeding education, workplaces are encouraged to support breastfeeding, and community members and breastfeeding professionals work together to make Greater Shepparton a great place for breastfeeding.

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) 4804 4940 or 0437 788 595
Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am – 3pm by appointment

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 or visit their Facebook page.

The Australian Breastfeeding Association also offers a 24 hour Breastfeeding Support Helpline on 1800 686 268.

Maternal and Child Health

Council's Maternal and Child Health service can also provide breastfeeding advice and support.

Phone: 03 5832 9312 
After Hours Phone: 132 229 (24-hour advice and support line)

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.

Phone: 1800 161 306 or 03 5823 7000
Location: 19 Welsford Street, Shepparton

Breastfeeding-friendly locations

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.

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.

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Information for employers:

Benefits of breastfeeding

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.