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LGBTQ+ Lactation program

Australia’s first lactation education specifically for trans parents, lesbian parents and gender-diverse parents.


Trans parents, lesbian parents and gender diverse parents can often find mainstream lactation classes uncomfortable or even alienating.

Rainbow Families lactation class is specifically created to meet the needs and answer the questions LGBTQ+ parents may have about chest-feeding, inducing lactation and co-feeding.

The course also draws on information developed by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) that is useful for any LGBTQ+ parent with a hungry newborn to cater to.

A safe space to explore your options.

The lactation programme, which is run quarterly,  involves a 1.5 hour Zoom class facilitated by a Rainbow Families representative and an ABA counsellor. 

It covers a discussion of the feeding options available for LGBTQ+ parents, where to find helpful and appropriate resources and support, and the chance to hear from an LGBTQ+ parent who has themselves gone through the trials and triumphs. 

Participants also receive our very own book all about lactation written specifically for LGBTQ+ parents.

Find out when our next class is being held.


To register your interest and join our next group email us [email protected]