Breastfeeding Support Services & Lactation Consultants

  • Breastfeeding Support Services & Lactation Consultants at Mercy Hospital for Women

  • Contact details

  • Breastfeeding Support Services & Lactation Consultants
    Phone: 03 8458 4677 and 03 8458 4676

    Hours of service


          Mercy Hospital for Women
    Monday to Saturday 8.00am - 4.30pm  


      Panch Health Service
    300 Bell Street Preston
    Every Friday by appointment.
    Book through Mercy Hospital for Women: 03 8458 4677   
  • Services provided

        Free service available only to Mercy Hospital for Women patients.
     Antenatal consultations if there are any concerns regarding breastfeeding previous breastfeeding difficulties, breast surgery, inverted nipples. 
     Expertise with early breastfeeding difficulties. Ongoing assistance is available to mothers and infants up to 6 months of age. 
     Lactation Consultants are available Monday - Friday to assist mothers with ill and/or premature babies within the Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care nurseries. 
     Outpatient consultations by appointment. 
     Phone counselling for mothers. 
     Lactation Consultants available for breastfeeding advice for all health professionals.
     Lactation Consultants within the hospital run antenatal parent education sessions, assist midwives with the care of inpatients and conduct staff education sessions. 
     For after-hours emergencies, contact the Emergency Department on 03 8458 4000. 




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