Early parenting

Please continue to contact the Early Parenting Unit for support in this trying time, our skilled staff are available for extended phone consultations and increase outreach and postnatal care.

The infant feeding lactation consultant is available for phone consults.

We are visiting mothers and families for Post-natal care in collaboration with Bass Coast and South Gippsland.

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The first year of a baby’s life presents many challenges for a new parent. Recognising this, we provide extensive support through our Early Parenting Unit, in a very caring and understanding environment.

Staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of midwives, nurses, registered nurses, psychologist and social worker, the Early Parenting Unit will help you:

  • Nurture strong bonds with your baby
  • Gain confidence in your own parenting skills
  • Manage feelings of anxiety, stress and fatigue
  • Develop a sensitivity to your baby’s cues and signals

We also provide observation and screening for any underlying difficulties and can refer you to appropriate services as required.

If you have any questions or need support in your first year as a parent, please call 5997 9679, or fill in our EPU Client Assessment Form and email to epu@krhs.net.au

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