The Lactation Service provides support with breastfeeding and expressing breastmilk to mothers of babies who are being treated at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. The following parent information fact sheets are available (view all):
Our Lactation consultants work with medical and allied health teams to provide an personalised care plan for each mother and baby.
Hospital grade electric breast pumps are available for mothers to express milk if their baby cannot feed from the breast.
We aim to support mothers to continue breastfeeding while their baby is in hospital and have been recognised by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners (IBLCE) and the International Lactation Consultant Association for excellence in lactation care. The Lactation team at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital also received an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) Care Award in 2018.
Follow up lactation services can be arranged after discharge through our outpatient’s clinic or through Community Child Health.
Human Milk Donation program
Mothers of babies at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital are able to donate excess expressed breast milk to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s’ Hospital Milk Bank. Mothers donating breast milk would be required to complete registration paperwork and a lifestyle questionnaire, as well as have a blood test. The blood test is able to be collected at the hospital. The donated breast milk is then pasteurised and used to feed premature and vulnerable babies around Queensland.
Level 6 (6c), Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, South Brisbane 4101
Mondays (except public holidays) | 9am-11am (appointment duration 30 minutes)
Who can access this service?
This service is available to all mothers of infants hospitalised in any area of The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Lactation consultation is available to Mothers of infants hospitalised in any area of The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
The Lactation Outpatients clinic is available to families who have been patients of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Do I need a referral?
You will need a formal referral to access this service.
How do I get a referral?
Please speak with your hospital care team about being referred to the Lactation Service.
Australian Breastfeeding Association
Babies and early childhood health
Lactation Consultants (LCANZ)
Dr David Levitt MBChB, DRCOG, FRACP
Mrs Judith Cunningham RN, RM, CHN, B App Sc (Nurs), IBCLC
Mrs Suzanne Oram RN, RM, B Hlth Sc (Nurs), IBCLC