Karitane Virtual Breastfeeding Clinic Open
This week is World Breastfeeding Week and we are launching our first Virtual Breastfeeding Clinic providing access to families across NSW with support on their breastfeeding journey. Our clinic of Lactation Consultants, Midwives and Child and Family Health Nurses provide breastfeeding support with virtual consultations and exclusive access to high quality resources through the HelpMe Feed app. Karitane is the first health organisation is Australia to be offering breastfeeding support through the HelpMe Feed app. Families can chat to our Karitane experts and put together an individual plan to support your breastfeeding journey. Breastfeeding is learnt over the first weeks and months of your child’s life. It is a unique and special experience for families as no two mothers or babies are the same.
Benefits of the Karitane Virtual Breastfeeding Clinic
You can book online for your one hour consultation here.
Help when you need it
Supported whenever wherever you are, from the convenience of your phone. Message your Karitane expert within the app. Video consultations available.
Short video resources
For every stage of your breastfeeding journey.
Clinically approved, simple and secure.
You can book your one hour virtual consultation online here
After booking your consultation you will receive an email with details to register for, and receive exclusive access to the HelpMe Feed app.
At Karitane, we recognise and appreciate the unique and special differences of every family. Your parenting choices should always be respected. Feeding can be an enjoyable, shared family experience, and a great form of bonding. In the early stages of feeding, you and your baby will both learn a lot from one another. Be patient – enjoy the experience together.
Any amount of breast milk you can offer your baby is good. The World Health Organisation endorses exclusive breastfeeding beginning one hour after birth until six months of age. From there, add nutritious, complementary foods while continuing to breastfeed, until your child turns two.
Breastfeeding lays the foundation for good health
- Optimal breastfeeding could have the single largest impact on child mortality of any preventive intervention.
- Breastfeeding has been found to reduce the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes in children.
- Research has shown that breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancers for nursing mothers later in life. The Lancet estimates 20,000 breast cancer deaths could be prevented annually as a result of optimal breastfeeding.
This excerpt is taken from “The global breastfeeding collective."