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Breastfeeding support

The Hamilton Breastfeeding Clinic supports, enables and encourages mothers to maintain long term breastfeeding of infants. 

The Hamilton Breastfeeding Clinic, supported by the Hamilton Breastfeeding Trust, community agencies and by River Ridge East Birth Centre, aims to promote the continuity of breastfeeding, widely recognised as enhancing the wellbeing of both mothers and babies.

We provide a relaxed, one-on-one, personalised breastfeeding counselling and support service. Clinic consultations are free to all breastfeeding mothers who have accessed River Ridge East Birth Centre for the birth of their baby and/or postnatal services and who are experiencing challenges with breastfeeding their baby. The Hamilton Breastfeeding Clinic supports all breastfeeding mothers with babies up to one year old. Click here to send us a message to make an appointment.

Benefits and Challenges of Breastfeeding

It is acknowledged worldwide that breast milk is the best nutrition for babies. It is normal that many mothers find establishing and maintaining breast feeding in the early months to be more difficult than expected. Unexpected challenges may arise which, without adequate support and advice from breastfeeding health professionals, may cause her to wean her baby too early. Many challenges associated with breastfeeding can be overcome with time, patience, and the right advice and support.

Contact the Hamilton Breastfeeding Clinic if you are experiencing any of these problems when breastfeeding:

         Cracked and sore nipples
         Pain or discomfort
         Recurrent infections/thrush
         Mastitis
         Supply problems
         Attachment problems
         Inverted nipples
         Breastfeeding a premature baby or fussy baby

The Hamilton Breastfeeding Clinic accepts referrals by GP, Obstetrician, Midwife, Plunket or any community agency. Click here to send us a message to make an appointment. If we diagnose further concerns, we can provide referrals to a GP, physio, social worker, mental health services, lactation consultants at Waikato Hospital (secondary care) or Plunket.

ABOUT US

River Ridge East Birth Centre offers a warm, comfortable and homely environment for parents to welcome their new baby. Highly skilled midwives and well-equipped facilities ensure you and your family receive safe, comprehensive care and support throughout your maternal journey.

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