Serving our community for over 50 years.

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(08) 8391 1300
(08) 8398 3913
Ground Floor
15-19 Victoria Crescent
Mount Barker SA 5251
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Public Holidays

Baby & Family Clinic

Are you looking for assistance with breastfeeding, settling or caring for your new baby?

Dr Caitlin Sum is a GP with a special interest in breastfeeding medicine and infant/ parent health. She is a trainee lactation consultant and has also gained broad experience working in the area of perinatal health at Torrens House, a residential program for parents and babies under the age of 12 months run by Child and Family Health Services. She is also a mum to two young children, so she can empathise with parents who are struggling with issues such as:

  • Breastfeeding pain, supply concerns, and all other manner of infant feeding issues
  • The life-changing transition of becoming a parent
  • Perinatal mental health concerns
  • Sleep deprivation and infant sleep concerns
  • Unsettled infant behaviour/ excessive crying

Dr Sum’s approach is non-judgemental, flexible, and tailored to the parent’s specific concerns. She is familiar with many methods of addressing sleep, settling or feeding issues that are recommended to parents, so she can work with you to find the best fit, although she tends towards a gentle approach that she feels best supports both infant and parental mental health.

Consults are longer than a standard GP appointment to allow ample time to listen, assess and make a plan to address all issues.

Please click here for a list of the fees.

To book a Baby & Family appointment with Dr Sum, please call us on 8391 1300.

After Hours

If you require medical assistance outside of opening hours, please call our practice or the 13SICK National Home Doctor on 13 74 25 to be advised of after hours care options. Alternatively, you can present to the Mt Barker District Soldiers Memorial Hospital Emergency Department at 87 Wellington Road, Mount Barker (phone: 8393 1777).

In a medical emergency, please call 000 and ask for an ambulance.