Breastfeeding web chat a great success

Mater Breastfeeding Support Centre midwife and lactation consultant Alex Read today hosted Mater Mothers’ Group’s first live web chat as part of World Breastfeeding Week.

For just over one hour, Alex engaged Mater Mums in online conversation, answered their questions and provided relevant advice about breastfeeding.

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals Director of Women’s Health Services Maree Reynolds said the web chat was a huge success for all involved with more than 30 mums taking part in the event.

"Thanks to all the mums who participated in today's chat; we hope you enjoyed and found it informative and helpful," Ms Reynolds said. 

"It was interesting to see the types of questions our new mums have about breastfeeding and it was great to see them taking advantage of this new medium as a way to talk to our midwives.

“This is just another way Mater is continuing the conversation with our mums after they leave the hospital. Following the success of today, we are now already planning out next web chat.”

Those who missed today’s session can now see the questions and answers online here.

Access to our online web chats is available to all members of Mater's Mothers' Group—a free support network where you can share your knowledge, experience and the joys of motherhood, as well as make friends with like-minded mums.

Information on our next live chat will be emailed out to members and also publicised on our Facebook page, where you can also let us know if you have a suggestion for a topic for our next web chat.

To join Mater’s Mothers’ Group, click here.

Caption: Mater midwife Jane Swan and midwife and lactation consultant Alex Read ready for the first live web chat.