What is a Mothercraft Nurse?

A Mothercraft nurse has specialist paediatric training and qualifications in Postnatal and Early Childhood care for newborns through to pre schoolers. Our aim is to guide parents through one on one advice/counselling and “hands on” support. Our knowledge and training includes lactation and breastfeeding, responsive sleep and settle strategies, feeding issues, routine management, assessing milestone…

Ask the baby expert: Newborn Routines

Most babies from around 2-3 months old respond well to a routine or pattern to their day/night that reflects their emerging individual needs around sleep and milk feeds. Routines that work have a degree of flexibility that allow the intrusions of daily life that are inevitable. The arrival of siblings will create the necessity for…

Quick Tips for Bottle Feeding

For those mums who are using bottles for breast/formula feeding…did you know that if you warm the milk a little more (feels warm, not hot please when it touches your skin, inside wrist) the milk flow will quicken through the teat? And conversely if you need to slow the flow down due to gulping/wind then…

Bringing your newborn home, let’s keep it real

This past month I have been talking to many mums who are struggling to cope with caring for their newborns. It’s a pretty intense learning curve in the first few months, particularly if it is your first baby. During pregnancy there is lots of accessible, valuable support and advice available from health professionals and your…