Community Breastfeeding support
Despite the fact that breastfeeding is natural, it may take some time for you and your baby to find your rhythm. Gathering information, attending breastfeeding classes and surrounding yourself with a strong network of individuals who can support you are crucial to breastfeeding success.
There are many great resources, people and places to turn to for breastfeeding support and information. Bear in mind that every breastfeeding helper is equipped with a different level of training, and may or may not have the expertise to help you.
Here’s your guide to the people and organizations that will keep you going when the going gets tough!
- Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group (Singapore)
Counselling Hotline: 6339 3558
- KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Ask-A-Nurse: 1900-556 8773 (8am – 12 midnight)
Lactation Clinic: 6293 4044 (office hours)
- National University Hospital 24-hour hotline: 97220376
Personal consultation appointment can also be made at the same number.
- Joyful Parenting and Breastfeeding (by the Family Life Society)
Helpline: 6488 0286 (Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm)
Other Hospital Based Lactation Consultant Services
- National University Hospital
Tel: 9722 0376
- Singapore General Hospital
Tel: 6326 5926
Tel: 6225 5554
- Mt Elizabeth Hospital
Tel: 6731 2180/82
- Mt Alvernia Hospital
Tel: 6347 6641
- Gleneagles Hospital
Tel: 6470 5852
- Thomson Medical Centre
Tel: 6251 4090
- Raffles Hospital
Tel: 6311 1516/7
The quality and content of classes listed below vary, depending on the qualifications and experience of individual trainers. Please ensure that the class is suited for your needs.
- Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group
We offer workshops throughout the year. Please check our Workshop link for the latest.
- Most hospitals in Singapore offer pre-natal classes that may include breastfeeding topics. Please check with the hospital.
Many doulas and birth and breastfeeding businesses also offer classes:
Breastfeeding At Work
Several initiatives have sprung up to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace as well as breastfeeding-friendly employers.
- Association for Breastfeeding Advocacy Singapore (ABAS)
ABAS conducts lunchtime talks to staff at workplaces to help them understand and manage breastfeeding better after returning to work.
It also conducts consultations with the management teams of companies that would like to learn how to support mothers and how to set up lactation rooms.
- NTUC Project Liquid Gold
Project Liquid Gold raises awareness on the need to support working mothers breastfeeding young babies, when they return to work after maternity leave.
Mothers’ groups also offer breastfeeding and postpartum support. They are less structured and discuss pregnancy and breastfeeding related topics, either online or in face-to-face gatherings. You may enjoy the friendship and companionship these groups offer!
- Breastfeeding Mothers’ Support Group (Singapore) facebook group
- Breastfeeding Muslim Mothers’ Support Group facebook group
- Stork’s Nest Singapore
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