Mums, worry not, here is the list of lactation consultants in Singapore you can turn to, for breastfeeding support and guidance.
The WHO advises mums to exclusively breastfeed their babies for the first 6 months. But for many mums, breastfeeding is hardly a cakewalk. Many mums experience latching issues, sore nipples, breast engorgement etc. that makes breastfeeding a chore. It also leaves mums depressed and wondering why they can’t seem to get it right.
Successful breastfeeding requires patience, good technique, and perseverance. It is quite natural that initially, you and your baby will experience some problems or discomforts. And if they get too hard to handle, here is the list of lactation consultants in Singapore you can approach, for valuable advice and tips:
1. Hospital-based Lactation Consultants
- National University Hospital. Tel: 9722 0376
- Singapore General Hospital. Tel: 6326 5926
- KKH. Ask-A-Nurse: Tel: 1900-556 8773 (8am – 12 midnight); Lactation Clinic: 6293 4044 (office hours) Tel: 6225 5554.
- Mt Elizabeth Hospital. Tel: 6731 2180/82
- Mt Alvernia Hospital. Tel: 6347 6641; Email: Parentcraft@mtalvernia-hospital.org
- Gleneagles Hospital. Tel: 6470 5852
- Thomson Medical Centre. Tel: 6251 4090
- Raffles Hospital. Tel: 6311 1516/7
Mother and Child Singapore has Certified Lactation Consultants to help mums with breastfeeding concerns, techniques and problems. What’s more, lactation consultations can be arranged at Mother & Child, in the hospital, or in the comfort of your own home.
They also run Singapore’s first ‘Baby Cafe’, to support breastfeeding mums! The Baby Cafe provides a relaxed, informal support network where breastfeeding mums can meet up and get expert advice.
When: Baby Café is held every Monday from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm. One-on-one sessions with a lactation consultant can be arranged throughout the week.
Where: Mother and Child, #03-11 Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, Singapore, 247933
Cost: $15 for the breastfeeding café. One-to-one breastfeeding consultations are charged at the rate of $90 per hour.
Contact: Phone: (65) 6836-0063; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays 9am – 5pm, Sundays 10am – 3.30pm
Joyful Parenting offers a dedicated pool of mum volunteers, experienced Family Educators, International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) qualified nurses and home-makers to offer support to breastfeeding mums.
Helpline: 64880286 (Mon-Sat, 10.00am – 5.00pm)
Breastfeeding Mother’s Support Group (BMSG) provides breastfeeding counselling through their Volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellors, who are experienced breastfeeding mothers accredited by BMSG following completion of a comprehensive breastfeeding counsellor training program.
Counselling Hotline: 63393558
Talks’ Line: 63370508
BMSG Library & Office Hours (by appointment only): Mon & Wed : 9.00 am – 5.00 pm, Fri : 9.00 am – 2.00 pm
They also offer online support through BMSG’s facebook group for mothers, moderated by Volunteer Breastfeeding Counsellors.
5. Private Lactation Consultants
- Doris Fok. Tel: 9638 7660
- Betty Lee. Tel: 9833 0170
- KW Chew. Tel: 9815 8283
- Christina Kwek. Tel: 9367 9293