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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

This local group offers mothers and families information and problem-solving support. Group meeting topics might cover such things as basic breastfeeding tips, expressing and storing breastmilk, supply issues, returning to work, weaning, introducing solids, nighttime parenting and much more. Come along and meet new friends, chat to and get hints and tips from other mothers who've "been there" and talk to a trained, volunteer breastfeeding counsellor if needed. Whether you are pregnant, fully breastfeeding, partially breastfeeding, expressing or formula-feeding you will be welcomed. Partners, grandparents, friends and other suppport people are welcome to come along. See our Facebook page for details about upcoming events.

Although breastfeeding is natural, it doesn't always come easily and is a learned skill. Our Breastfeeding Education Classes aim to provide expectant parents with the knowledge and confidence to successfully breastfeed - learn how to prepare for the vital days, weeks and months after your baby's birth and ask all those burning questions. Our local group has Ardo Carum and Medela Symphony hospital-grade breast pumps for hire and Ardo breast pumps for sale, call Paula on 0402 084 717.

Purchase instantly-downloadable eBooks about specific breastfeeding situations and other resources through our online shop. Our website also has lots of articles and research about all aspects of breastfeeding.

For individual breastfeeding counselling please call the National Breastfeeding Helpline 1800 686 268, open 24 hours a day 7 days a week including public holidays. You will speak with a trained volunteer working from home who can provide information, explore alternatives and support you to feel confident in your choices.
For general breastfeeding information LiveChat is available 6.30pm to 8.30pm NT time at where you can chat with a trained volunteer Community Educator and be referred to a counsellor if needed.

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