Becoming a Mum or Dad?

See what courses we have on offer that will give you the tools and confidence for your new arrival.

Birra-Li Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Services

See what Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Services are available at Lake Macquarie, Newcastle and Port Stephens.

Breastfeeding Support Service

Our breastfeeding support service enables mothers who are planning to, or have birthed at, John Hunter Hospital or Belmont Birthing service access to a personalised consultation with a lactation consultant.

BMGP Home Birth Factsheet

Thinking of a homebirth? See what services are available at Belmont Midwifery Group Practice.

BMGP Information Sheet

Read about Belmont Midwifery Group Practice philosophy, services and locations.

Dummies are discouraged

Find out why dummies are discouraged during the first 4 - 6 weeks of breastfeeding.

Expressing Breastmilk Postnatal

There are many reasons why you may need to express milk for your baby.

Having your baby - when to come to hospital

See when to come to hospital and what you should bring with you.

Welcome to John Hunter Hospital Birthing Services

Parenting Education Groups are an integral part of your antenatal care. See what groups we have available.


Mastitis is inflammation of the breast that may involve an infection.

Storing and transporting breastmilk at home

Learn how to safely store and transport breastmilk at home.

Cleaning and sterilising

Bottles, teats and all feeding equipment must always be cleaned AND sterilised until your baby is at least six months old.

Supporting Breastfeeding and safe infant feeding (JHH)

See why we support and encourage safe feeding for all babies.

Increasing your Breastmilk supply

Many mothers worry if they have enough breastmilk to feed their baby.

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