Tuesday, May 10, 2011

anti obesity intervention coming soon

Breast feeding for at least six months has been shown to provide health benefits for Mother and baby and has been proven to reduce the risk of obesity in children.

A lactation clinic, in association with Eastern Health Maternity Services, will soon be based at the Monbulk Living and Learning Centre in the Maternal Child Health area. The clinic will support women and provide positive intervention with breastfeeding issues before they impact on the mother/baby relationship and prior to the mother potentially deciding to wean her baby to formula.

Up until now mothers wanting to access this service have had to travel to the Angliss Hospital in Upper Ferntree Gully, it's terrific to be able to offer this service to Mothers in the hills and provide Mothers with support locally.

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