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Lactation and Mastitis

Breastfeeding should be a joyful experience but inflammatory conditions of the breast, mastitis, engorgement, blocked ducts and nipple trauma/infection can be painful, debilitating and stressful.

We know these issues can develop quickly. We triage lactation patients to be seen within 24 hours at the clinic or at your home with our mobile service.

Conditions we treat:

Treatments available include:

For best outcomes, our physiotherapists work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with doctors, midwives and lactation consultants to help women get the best possible outcomes.

It can be difficult to attend appointments while you are adjusting to having a newborn and have lactation symptoms. Every effort is made to facilitate home visits if requested. Professional advice and self-management techniques can also be taught via telehealth to help women actively manage symptoms themselves until they are able to access face to face care.

Please contact us directly on 9481 6312 for Mastitis & Lactation concerns, as we prioritise these appointments as required. (Please note: Online bookings are unavailable for Mastitis & Lactation concerns, please contact Reception)

Inform Physiotherapy is the leading physiotherapy practice in Australia for providing evidence based assessment and treatment for these sometimes daunting but very treatable conditions. Inform delivers the Australian Physiotherapy Association accredited course “Lactation for Health Professionals” nationally and internationally to educate health professionals such as physiotherapists, osteopaths, lactation consultants, midwives and general practitioners on the assessment and treatment of inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast. Inform also participates in research studies to further develop best practice in the treatment of inflammatory conditions of the lactating breast. See our News and Events page with further information about a current research study you may be eligible to participate in.