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.
Becoming a parent can be overwhelming. If you have a baby between 0 and 12 months, our Day Stay Program can help you adjust to some of the new challenges you face.
Breast feeding support
Many new mothers find breastfeeding a challenge. Our nurses have vast experience in helping mothers and babies to learn the skill of breastfeeding.
Sleep and settling
Through the haze of sleep deprivation, it can sometimes seem hard to imagine when you’ll ever get a full night’s sleep again. If your baby is not settling or sleeping well, our Day Stay Program can help.
If you are feeling down, anxious or depressed following the birth of your baby, you’re not alone. Many new mums experience these feelings – and it is important to know that help is available.