Australian Breastfeeding Association – Lactation Resource Centre
Telephone (Business Hours):03 9885 0855
Breastfeeding Helpline:1 800 mum 2 mum (1 800 686 2 686)
Drug Information
For specialised independent advise and information on drugs in relation to
lactation or for children, contact the Drug Information Service in your state.
These are based at a Women’s or Children’s Hospital, whose telephone numbers
ACT02 6244 3333
NSW02 9845 2701Children’s Hospital, Westmead
02 9382 6539 (Sydney Metropolitan Area)Royal Hospital for Women : MOTHERSAFE
1800 647 848 (Non-Metropolitan Area)Royal Hospital for Women : MOTHERSAFE
NT02 8922 8424
QLD07 3840 8226Mater Hospital
 07 3253 7098Royal Brisbane Hospital
 07 3253 7300Royal Women’s Hospital
SA08 8204 7222
TAS03 6222 8737
VIC03 9550 2361Monash Medical Centre
 03 9345 5208Royal Children’s Hospital
 03 9344 2277Royal Women’s Hospital
WA09 9340 2743
For information on recreational drugs or drug addiction, contact the Alcohol and Drugs Information Service in your state.
Early Childhood Health Clinics
These are listed under “Early Childhood Health Centres” in your local telephone directory.
Hospital Websites
The website of your state children’s hospital is a good resource:
BrisbaneMater Children’s Hospitalwww.mater.org.au/our_mater_hospitals/mch.html
PerthPrincess Margaret Hospital for Childrenwww.pmh.wa.gov.au
MelbourneRoyal Hospital for Childrenwww.rch.unimelb.edu.au
SydneySydney’s Children’s Hospitalwww.sch.edu.au
SydneyThe Children’s Hospital, Westmeadwww.chw.edu.au
AdelaideWomen’s and Children’s Hospitalwww.wsh.sa.gov.au
Mothercraft Centres and their helplines
Tresillian Family Care Centre1800 637 357www.tresillian.net
Karitane1800 677 961
Canterbury Parents Help Line02 9787 5255
Poisons Information Service
Poisons Information Service in all states is available 13 11 26
SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Research Foundation)
1300 308 307


A 24-hour parents’ advice line 0800 933 922
Hospital Websites
Canterbury District Health Boardwww.chl.govt.nz
Christchurch Women’s Hospitalwww.chl.govt.nz/cwh
Listing of Public HospitalsNew Zealand Hospitals Onlinewww.nzhealth.co.nz/publichospitals/index.html
National Women’s Hospital, Aucklandwww.nwhealthinfo.co.nz
New Zealand Paediatric HospitalStarship Children’s Hospitalwww.starship.org.nz
Maternity Services Consumer Council
NZ Medicines Safety Authority

For a more extensive list of links, go to http://www.homebirth.org.nz/links/htm