Breastfeeding and Postnatal Care

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Breastfeeding and Postnatal Care

If you’re a new mother who is experiencing difficulty with breastfeeding or other postnatal issues, we understand it can be a challenging time and we are here to help.

At Bluff Road Medical, we offer a range of lactation (breastfeeding) and maternal and child health services to support you through those first few months and beyond.

  • Antenatal lactation consultations (preparing for breastfeeding/discussing previous breastfeeding issues)
  • Nipple and breast pain
  • Nipple and breast infections, including mastitis, abscess and thrush
  • Nipple vasospasm
  • Blocked ducts
  • Nipple conditions like cracks, white spot and dermatitis
  • Position and latch issues
  • Slow weight gain in the breastfed baby
  • Breastmilk oversupply and undersupply
  • Infant fussiness at the breast
  • Infant oral assessment including release of tongue tie (where such a procedure may assist breastfeeding)
  • Maternal medications in breastfeeding
  • Induced lactation or re-lactation
  • Issues related to the introduction of solids and weaning
  • 6-week check-up for mother and baby
  • Maternal mental and physical health
  • Infant sleep issues
  • Immunisation
  • Paediatrics
  • General medical issues of the mother and baby
Dr Anita Bearzatto

Dr Anita Bearzatto


GP & International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

Dr Anita Bearzatto is our onsite breastfeeding specialist. As one of the few doctors in Melbourne who is also a lactation consultant, Dr Anita can provide specialised advice to support new mothers to achieve their breastfeeding goals, while also diagnosing and prescribing medications where necessary.

Dr Anita is happy to assist with any lactation issue, from positioning problems through to more complicated lactation issues requiring investigation and medical treatment.

As a GP with a strong interest in maternal and child health, Dr Anita also performs postnatal (6-week) check-ups for mothers and babies. She is able to provide advice to new mothers about physical and mental health issues, as well as a range of General Practice problems. Dr Anita can also assess concerns such as unsettledness, hip, heart, skin or skull abnormalities in babies.

Availability: Dr Anita Bearzatto

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