Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, introducing solids for the first time, weaning, or planning for when you go back to work, you may find you need some extra guidance and support on feeding and nutrition for your child.

You can access local services in a number of ways through the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District Child and Family Health service.


We offer drop in and group support sessions dedicated to helping you with feeding and nutrition issues. For support, information and advice, visit us at one of our feeding support locations. No appointment is necessary.

Family Care Cottages

Our two Family Care Cottages in Caringbah and Brighton provide additional residential support for families with children from birth to 12 months of age residing in the St George and Sutherland areas. Services include assistance with infant nutrition, including bottle feeding and solids, as well as issues such as sleeping and settling and counselling services. Family Care Cottage services are free, but a referral is required. Find out more about our Family Care Cottages.

Difficulty with Feeding, Chewing, Sucking or Swallowing

If your child has trouble feeding, chewing, sucking or swallowing, you can access specialist services. For more information see Children's Speech Pathology.

More Information

  • Australian Breastfeeding Association
    Tel 1800 686268 (free call)
    Breastfeeding Support and information from ABA volunteers via the breastfeeding Helpline.
  • Mothersafe
  • Tel 938 26539
    A comprehensive counselling service for families concerned about exposures during pregancy and breastfeeding including medications, drugs, over-the-counter preparations, infections, radiation and occupational exposure. 
  • Solids
    Healthy Food for Babies and Toddlers (developed by ISLHD Health Promotion Service).
  • Tresillian Parent Helpline
    Tel 9787 0855
    Tresillian's Parent Helpline is a telephone services where you can speak to a Child and Family Health nurse on any aspect of parenting children aged up to five (5) years.
  • Raising Children Network
    Australian government funded site providing reliable, up-to-date and independent information for families on all aspects of child rearing, including help with sleeping and settling.