BENDIGO needs a walk-in breastfeeding clinic to help mothers struggling with a host of issues, petitioners have told the city's council.
Councillors will consider an 82 signature petition when they meet on Monday night.
They are expected to formally accept the document and ask council staff to start preparing a response, which would go back to the council table for a final vote within two months.
Petitioners say the clinic is much needed.
"Every parent knows just how important giving your child the best start to life is, but often it is not without its struggles," they said.
Bendigo Health currently offers some lactation consultation appointments but petitioners say they take place over a limited amount of time after birth.
"A lot of women breastfeed for many years and require support, help and advice during this time, not only for breastfeeding but weaning and other ailments," petitioners said.
"A free, quick, easily accessible facility offering face to face consultations could be the make or break of some women's Breastfeeding journeys and a valuable asset to the City Of Greater Bendigo".
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